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Tramping in Te Anau

January 28, 20124 Comments

Here Comes the Rain Again The journey to Te Anau from Invercargill should have been a beautiful introduction to the Fjordland National Park, sadly low cloud and near torrential rain kept most of the mountains hidden on our journey to Te Anau.  It is as if New Zealand want to tease us with its beauty and only […]

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Invercargill, Riverton and Colac Bay

January 26, 20120 Comments

We left Curio Bay with a heavy heart.  That place was quite magical to us; we felt we connected with nature and have some wonderful memories of the penguins and the dolphins, but we have a lot of New Zealand left to see.  The next part of our journey would take us from the Catlins […]

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From Dunedin to the Catlins

January 24, 20120 Comments

The Weather Turns Leaving the Otago Peninsula and the hospitality of Edna was a wrench, but our journey continues. Like Bilbo and Frodo we had a quest to fulfil. This was to get on the Southern Scenic Route towards the Catlins and enjoy the views.  The weather tried its hardest to get in the way […]

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Stars, Twizel, Moaraki & Dunedin

January 21, 20128 Comments

After a memorable day and some beautiful sights we settled into our home for the evening in the shadow of Mount Cook. The next day we returned to Lake Tekapo before making the choice of left or right. Left back to the coast to explore what Otago had to offer, or right onwards to Queenstown. […]

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Lake Tekapo to Mount Cook

January 17, 201212 Comments

After our shocking introduction to New Zealand we were hoping for something a little more serene for our next couple of days.   As it turned out nature and the weather came up trumps.   We have had a truly beautiful two days.  I now know where the phrase ‘breathtaking views’ was discovered.  It has to be […]

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