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  • Crossing the Cook Strait Circa 1845A fearsome tempest swept past us in the night and we received word that as much as eighteen inches of rain had fallen over our destination of Nelson on New Zealand’s South Island. The sea looked foul as we readied Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 18, 2016
  • "Singing in the rain" .......Not!!Ok finished with the black reference as running out of song titles. We left Punakaiki to make the trip south to Franz Josef for one night to see the glacier and then onto Queenstown the next day . On the way Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Feb 18, 2016
  • Island HighlightsA highlight of any trip to the South Pacific is the star studded view of the Southern Cross against a cloudless black sky… Impressive eh! But hold onto your moas for a minute. Let’s hav Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 16, 2016
  • Water, ice and jadeIn the last blog you left us at Kaikoura a small beautiful beach town and the Lazy Shag hotel. Since then we have been blighted by at best dodgy and at worst non-existent internet hence the delay in what is Posted by KulaRing in KulaRing Supermoon | Feb 16, 2016
  • "Black Hills of ... The Southern Alps"So we were only one night this time in Christchurch and in the morning we picked up the hire car as we had a long drive ahead of us from Christchurch in the east of South Island on the Pacific Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Feb 14, 2016
  • "Black Magic Woman"We checked into were we are staying at the YHA which to be honest was too busy and noisy for us and made us re think our plans for Sydney. Wellington sells itself as "the coolest little capital in the Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Feb 14, 2016
  • Last day in New ZealandBack in Queenstown after our hike and what do we do? Go rent mountain bikes and ride around the lake! [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/796227/E19257BDB621863819F0CF4 Posted by Karenamrrll in Asia and Oceania - 2016 | Feb 14, 2016
  • The Milford TrackBeing able to hike the Milford Track for five days and ending up in the Milford Sound is truly a special treat. On day one we met up with the 44 other hikers (trampers is what the Kiwis call hikers) Posted by Karenamrrll in Asia and Oceania - 2016 | Feb 14, 2016
  • Visions of Hell in Wai-O-TapuPicture an Old Testament image of hell where the landscape is dotted with giant cauldrons of boiling mud awaiting the souls of the unrepentant … Where a single mortal sin will condemn unbeli Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 14, 2016
  • Martinborough Day 1This weekend we went to Martinborough. It was relatively last minute, so it was a short trip. Only about a two hour train ride. On the Saturday we rented bikes and visited some wineries. It was very relaxing and laid Posted by Hopenz16 in Hope Shevchuk IQP | Feb 13, 2016
  • "Long Black Train"Unfortunately it was time for us to leave Ohope. I did explain to Gordon if he had let us travel for a year we could have found somewhere to rent there for a while but as it was plans had Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Feb 13, 2016
  • I'm in loveA warning: this will be a rather long rambling blog post and will be somewhat gushing as I've fallen for this little country, perhaps more than Australia. I could see us living here at some point. Sorry Oz. How fickle Posted by KulaRing in KulaRing Supermoon | Feb 12, 2016
  • Life in the Land of the Long White CloudIn the past week we have driven well over a thousand kilometres and have arrived in the centre of the North Island - known as the Land of the Long White Cloud by the Maoris. We are staying by New Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 11, 2016
  • Off to Queenstown!Heading to the South Island to meet up with Lauren and Claire. The Wellington airport had a Lord of the Rings theme with large flying figures hanging from the ceiling [img Posted by Karenamrrll in Asia and Oceania - 2016 | Feb 10, 2016
  • Day 2 WellingtonAfter so much rugby frenzy we thought we should spend our last day in Wellington exploring the city. We took the incline to the top of the city. [img=http://photos.travell Posted by Karenamrrll in Asia and Oceania - 2016 | Feb 10, 2016
  • It’s a Green, Green, Green, Green WorldWe recently visited the onetime home of English captain James Cook in Whitby, Yorkshire, and have now tracked his voyage to the ends of the earth – to Gisborne, New Zealand, where he first landed in 1769. His statue on Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 10, 2016
  • "Whoa Black Betty Bam Ba Lam"You will be sick of all these song references with black in the title by the end of our NZ visit as we still have over 2 weeks here. Well it is the national colours. More on that later. Gisborne , Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Feb 9, 2016
  • and so to Middle Earth (after the Superbowl that is)First impressions of New Zealand are it is beautiful, breathtakingly so. That is based on just the view from the plane on the way to Auckland, and Auckland airport where I am sat writing this waiting for the short flight Posted by KulaRing in KulaRing Supermoon | Feb 9, 2016
  • New Zealand Highlights So FarNow it's time to actually tell you guys what I've been up to since I arrived in New Zealand. I won't go day by day, but I'll give highlights and some amusing tidbits. After the first couple days in Auckland sorting Posted by klorenzooo in Kristian Round the World | Feb 8, 2016
  • KiwilandSandy Cathedral Cove and its verdant islands near the tiny community of Hahei on the Coromandel Peninsula is a spectacular sight when glimpsed above a forest of lofty tree ferns… [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/171352/large_View_of_Cathedral_Cove. Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 7, 2016
  • "Black is Black"North Island Thank you for all your get well messages for Gordon , it seems as if he has finally got rid of the lurgy,fingers crossed as he's also running out of Imodium ! We picked up the rental car in Auckland Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Feb 7, 2016
  • Part 3After our first few months in New Zealand, we are feeling more comfortable. It’s more noticeable to hear an American accent than a kiwi accent these days. We also now look forward to returning home after weekend Posted by pyrakc in A year in New Zealand | Feb 7, 2016
  • This Topsy-Turvy WorldSufferers of jet-lag should probably avoid weeks like ours. In 4 days we have been in 5 countries, 4 time zones, 3 continents, both hemispheres and both sides of the International Date Line. So far we have travelled 17,000 kms Posted by Hawkson in Blissful Adventures | Feb 5, 2016
  • Caravan Diaries Pt VITo pick up where I left off in my last post, I quit Mokihinui, had a last wander around Westport and headed north, up the side of the Buller River. After an ill-advised stop for a beer i Posted by NZBarry in Barry Travels the World | Feb 5, 2016
  • "Paint it Black"Auckland We had a really easy arrival into Auckland even though having watched countless episodes of "Nothing to Declare" we declared everything! The customs official went through the motions with us but obviously decided we weren't big shot smugglers. T Posted by jayfuller12 in Victoria: Station to Falls | Feb 4, 2016
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