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Coromandel, Oysters, Coves & Beaches

February 10, 20121 Comment

After the heat of the geothermals we set off to cool down with a sea breeze as we headed north toward the Coromandel Peninsula, via the Bay of Plenty.  After being inland among the forests and mountains it was good to be heading to the sea again.  Both John and I feel more comfortable when […]

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Taupo and Rotorua – Geothermal Gasping

February 9, 20122 Comments

From Deco to Hot Thermal Springs From our deco digestions we moved on to things more warm, chemical and a whole lot more fiery.  We were headed to the Great lakes of the North Island, Lake Taupo and Rotorua. We’d heard and read a great deal about these places so we were looking forward to […]

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Fox Glacier – Helicopter Heaven

February 5, 20123 Comments

Whilst exploring the Fiordland we decided to take in a few glaciers, the most memorable for me being via an unforgettable helicopter ride and more spectacular scenery from New Zealand, but this time with the added bonus of an aerial perspective. The Glacier Journey We arrived in the glaciers after our beautiful road trips ,but alas the weather was […]

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Sounds, Doubtful or Milford?

February 2, 20123 Comments

No trip to New Zealand would be complete without a trip to the Sounds,  but which one should you do? Milford Sound is world famous, what is less well known is the trip to Doubtful Sound. We decided that we would try and squeeze in both. We’re glad we did as they’re both different experiences […]

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NZ Driving – Milford Road and Crown Range

January 31, 20121 Comment

Te Anau to Milford Our waiting on the weather seems to have paid off.  We’ve enjoyed two glorious days on the road viewing the fiords.  The road trips have been outstanding with some stunning views, challenging roads, a scary tunnel and a bit of strange wildlife. We needed to catch a day up, lost due […]

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