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Curio Bay & Porpoise Bay, NZ

January 24, 20123 Comments

A REAL Wildlife Haven Curio Bay is a must stop destination for anybody visiting New Zealand.  To get there you travel on the Southern Scenic Route highway most of the journey, which is a stunning experience in itself and then it’s a short but worthwhile detour off this road to the coast.  Summer is an […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

Our Christchurch Shocker

January 15, 20123 Comments

What a Welcome to New Zealand On arrival in New Zealand, passing through another customs checkpoint, the staff worked pleasantly through their flow chart to identify those people, who could enter or those whom they wished to question further.  Thankfully, we had our exit flight booked so no problems for us! One poor guy was […]

The Ghan Train: Adelaide to Alice Springs

January 14, 20122 Comments

As if one 24hour train journey wasn’t enough; a few days in Adelaide and we decide to get on another train and head up to Alice Springs and back within four days. So that is about 76 hours on a train journey in the space of a week. The Ghan runs once a week in low […]

Alice and Uluru

January 13, 20121 Comment

I would love to give you a few paragraphs extolling the excitement and things of interest to see and do in Alice Springs. However, we didn’t really get to do any of them, as with most visitors we used this as a base to discover Australia’s Red Centre, what we learned is it’s no longer […]

Adelaide & the Barossa Valley – Australia Travel Blog

January 11, 20121 Comment

We both had an amazing train journey from Sydney to Adelaide and arranged to have a three night stopover in Adelaide on our Australia trip. Our first impressions of the small city of Adelaide weren’t great.  On arrival we took a taxi to our hotel AUS$10 (this is the first time we’ve taken a taxis the entire […]

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