Travel Blogs from Auckland, New Zealand

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A Full Circle, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

A Full Circle

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... next phase of adventure. Happy days.. ...which brings us up to now, an unusual sunny afternoon down at Auckland harbour. Funny how the whole New Zealand experience has come a full circle, and so perfectly timed. I'm right back where I started - at ...

Search for a Car, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Search for a Car

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Land of Sheep, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Land of Sheep

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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... a nice place to have a picnic. The inside held a number of displays including Maori culture, the natural world, and details of New Zealand's involvement with the 1st and 2nd world wars. The art gallery was pretty plain when compared to the likes of the ...

Johnno, Micky and Mo!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Johnno, Micky and Mo!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... of MSN messenger. Like a few of the others who you'll get to hear about at some point, I'd met Johnno on the New Zealand 'backpackerboard' website. The Backpacker Board (BB) is a very useful, resourceful service that allows you to look up and share ...

Brrrrrrrrr - its chilly up North!!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Brrrrrrrrr - its chilly up North!!

A travel blog entry by lizandsimon

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... as the ski season is going to run till the end of October now! Always a silver lining in these black clouds! We are back on New Zealand $ (obviously) which is great for us as there are $3 to our pound! So we just divide the price by 3. Monday 22nd ...

The Skyjump!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

The Skyjump!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... day of the 'Skyjump', oh and Micky's back in town! She had drove up from Wellington on Tuesday to re-locate a car to Auckland (a very popular and cheap way to travel). She's going to stay a few days in Auckland before heading back up to Paihia. As ...

On New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

On New Zealand

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Auckland - Post New Years Eve, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Auckland - Post New Years Eve

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... tasty ale. After checking out the next morning, we picked up our hire car and drove round to Eden Park to watch New Zealand (Black Caps) play Pakistan in the first One Day International cricket match. There was a great buzz around the stadium, ...

Time to say goodbye to the campervan :-(, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Time to say goodbye to the campervan :-(

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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At the campsite in Takapuna, we were lucky because the checkout time was anytime between 10am and 12pm so we had time to have breakfast, tidy up the campervan and pack up our belongings. We also had time to feed bread to the birds just outside the ...

Mooontains mooontains mooontains and other things!, Auckland, Christchurch, Queenstown, Wanaka, and more, New Zealand travel blog

Mooontains mooontains mooontains and other things!

A travel blog entry by lizand_rich

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... told how well we look more than a few dozen times we got down to some serious wine drinking and catching up in our B&B in Auckland after a lovely meal out in the city. The following day my mum's very best friend from Canada, Maurice, came to join us and ...

yes miss and no miss and three bags full miss, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

yes miss and no miss and three bags full miss

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... so far there has been a party on most nights. Kat is on school holidays this week but she has been visiting her new classroom sorting out her resources and meeting the other staff. I have been job hunting and have two interviews ...

The beginning of our Kiwi Adventure, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

The beginning of our Kiwi Adventure

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... if they get a job (or want to open a restaurant I suppose). Apparently it isn’t like this for the rest of New Zealand as Auckland is very different to the rest of the country and most Kiwi’s (New Zealander’s) hate Auckland. On our third ...

Arriving in Auckland., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Arriving in Auckland.

A travel blog entry by worldtraveler2

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... Centre.  The most helpful people I have experienced at a Visitors Centre!  I told her how long we would be spending in New Zealand and what we would like to do and she gave me many options!  We caught the shuttle to our hostel and it was ...

Chapter 6: Eating at Denny's with a drag queen., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Chapter 6: Eating at Denny's with a drag queen.

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... every square inch of the Nadi International Airport duty free shops, but I'll spare you. Arrived in Auckland (finally!) at 1am New Zealand time, and booked into Auckland Central Backpackers, which is right downtown and has great facilities including ...

There's no way we're giving up that duty free, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

There's no way we're giving up that duty free

A travel blog entry by aussiepanda

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... 32 November 20 Auckland and the Tasman Eventually sighted NZ and had a wonderful scenic flight across the North Island and in to Auckland.  Had to go through security to get in to the terminal to organise our new tickets to Brisbane.  I went ...

Tour Stories, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Tour Stories

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Waiheke Wineries By Bike, Waiheke Island, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Waiheke Wineries By Bike

A travel blog entry by russiatooz

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... this weekend and took the passenger ferry over to Waiheke Island with Pamela and Chris. Waiheke is one of the larger islands in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf, and being only 45 minutes by ferry from the city centre, it's become another commuter suburb for rich ...

Cowgirls, Rugby and some Partying!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Cowgirls, Rugby and some Partying!

A travel blog entry by hils

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A year after leaving New Zealand (and a 2 years after first arriving), I was back in Auckland. It was amazing coming into land, it was all cloudy and then a gap in the cloud appeared just as we flew over land rising up out of the water! Landed and ...

It's raining sheep, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

It's raining sheep

A travel blog entry by jmo

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... 's supposed to be warm so we must have gotten on the wrong plane, but she is insistant that this really is Auckland. I've checked my compass on my new watch but it doesn't seem to be working as it keeps changing depending on the direction I'm facing. I ...

Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland and Bay of Islands, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Coromandel Peninsula, Auckland and Bay of Islands

A travel blog entry by marc-patty

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... of chips. That's like less than 2 pounds, so ridiculously cheap! After the Coromandel Peninsula, we stop at New Zealand's largest settlement, Auckland. It's so big by local standards (1.3 million), a third of New Zealand's population lives here. As ...

Rough, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Rough

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... the last one in the pack last night before I went to bed. In the meantime I'm going to have a wonder round and check out Auckland. I'm also hoping that I don't have to talk too much as it's so painful and looks so silly when I try. Beyond that I'm ...

Pop!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Pop!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... seemed generally okay and understood about the pain and lack of conversation. So, I was back out having a stroll round Auckland. Went down to the harbour area where there are various ferry points, bars and restaurants. One of the ferry operators ...

Back to Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Back to Auckland

A travel blog entry by bobsonthegreat

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Well ladies and gents, I am back in Auckland for the time-being. I have got a job here for the next two months as a chimney sweep and today I nearly got stuck. I've got a brush and everything! It was my first day today, and my fellow chimney sweeps gave ...

Next Stop Oz., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Next Stop Oz.

A travel blog entry by heatheravan

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... a little cheapie and set of to visit with some friends of friends who made us most welcome and showed us a little more of Auckland.  We also enjoyed a visit to our friends we made whilst in the Cook islands, Leigh and Sharen and had a wonderful ...

Leaving the Land of the Long White Cloud, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Leaving the Land of the Long White Cloud

A travel blog entry by bush-trotters

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... feel to it. We were staying in affluent Ponsonby with the very hospitable Veronique and Stephen, and their son Thierry, winner of New Zealand's most smiley baby award 2005. We scouted out downtown Auckland on the first day (the shops stayed open in the ...

Chapter 7: I go north, and I come back., Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Chapter 7: I go north, and I come back.

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... up in the Auckland Sky Tower for a look around. It's a nice enough tower, I guess, but the only problem is that Auckland is a pretty average-looking city with few recognizable landmarks besides the Tower, so once you're up on the viewing deck there's not ...

Kiwi's on hols, snowgum and first  wedgie sport, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi's on hols, snowgum and first wedgie sport

A travel blog entry by coopertrooper

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... March and there has been no blog news. Lets play a little catch up with our January news. Our original plan was to leave New Zealand after Christmas but we are chuffed we decided to stay for the southern hemisphere summer as it has been muchos muchos fun. ...

New year, new continent - hello New Zealand!, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

New year, new continent - hello New Zealand!

A travel blog entry by lynsey_and_john

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... sure it's going to be an amazing experience travelling around this stunning country. The film was even more awesome watching it in New Zealand. Picking up our wheels The owner of the hostel and his mother were so helpful and said they would lend us ...

Kiwi land, for a rest, Auckland, New Zealand travel blog

Kiwi land, for a rest

A travel blog entry by jose

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We flew to Auckland for a few days and met up with a couple that we had met in Malawi. It was really nice to reminisce with them about Africa, and remember how interesting and full-on travelling was there. Randomly, and unknowingly a little too late, ...

Culture Shock in NZ, North Island, New Zealand travel blog

Culture Shock in NZ

A travel blog entry by donstump1

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... , vans, motorcycles, tuk-tuks, bicycles, steam trains, diesel trains, electric trains, subways, light rail, and now a camper van. New Zealand is not America. Thats not a bad thing, just an observation from someone that probably had some subconscious ...

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