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No place like Northlands, NZ

February 11, 20122 Comments

Our time in New Zealand is fast coming to a close, but we had just enough time to spend a couple of days in Northland to view the Bay of Islands and discover the site of the Waitangi Treaty We found a lovely private owned campsite at Sandspit about an hours drive through Auckland, it […]

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 […]

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 […]

Art Deco to Travel for

February 7, 20124 Comments

 Art Deco Architecture – New Zealand Style! No trip to New Zealand North Island would be complete for us without a visit to Napier and The Hastings. Napier is world renowned for its art deco architecture, but we visited Hastings first, which also has some great examples of this style of buildings. Getting to Napier […]

Our Wellington ‘Waitangi Weekend’ Welcome

February 5, 20120 Comments

Kia Ora, and what a welcome we received from Wellington, after our ferry crossing from Picton to the North Island of New Zealand. We’re really behind with our travel blog updates, so this is going to be a very quick entry covering quite a few days. The main reason is we’ve both been really busy. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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