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  • The golden mileThis morning we were picked up for a personalised tour of the Marlborough wine region,home to some famous and iconic white wines. Our first stop was the the Hunter winery,the original winery in the region,still a family run operation. We Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 11, 2015
  • Having a whale of a timeThis morning we walked to the railway station in Kaikoura which is the base of the Maori run Whale watching organisation. Thankfully it was a lovely sunny bright day and the sea looked relatively peaceful as a coach took us Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 10, 2015
  • Oh I do like to be by the seaside!This morning we awoke to rain but it cleared up as we left so we had a lovely drive down from the mountains to the coast. The countryside on the eastern side of the South Island is less rain foresty Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 9, 2015
  • Up and over the mountainsAfter a chat with the campsite owner we took his advice and drove up the road that hugged the coast northwards in order to visit the Pancake Rocks at Punakaiki. These are limestone rocks that look like stacked pancakes right Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 8, 2015
  • Up on the glaciersAfter a quick phone call as the site office opened we were booked on the last two seats on the 9 o'clock helicopter flight up onto the glacier,Fox or Franz Joseph we didn't know. A quick breakfast and a 5 Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 7, 2015
  • From rain forest to glaciersA bright morning greeted us and we sped off North up the west coast through the South West New Zealand World Heritage Area.Much of the area is temperate rain forest,crossed by rivers and creeks from the looming mountains to the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 6, 2015
  • Day of the waterfallsWe awoke to see frost on the grass outside our van and we learnt later that the temperature had gone down to -4* here. However the upside was that it was another glorious sunny day for our drive over the Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 5, 2015
  • The Jet SettersAnother fine sunny but chilly day so we delayed our departure from Queenstoun to travel on their cable car to Bob's peak high above the town. Fabulous views of the Remarkables,a mountain range on the other side of the lake Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 4, 2015
  • Milford soundThis morning our alarm was set for 5.45am to catch a very early coach to visit Milford Sound,one of New Zealand's must sees. It's a fjord with a beautiful 5 hour drive to get to it,including a traffic light controlled Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 3, 2015
  • En Route to QueenstownIt gets light here so late that we didn't get up until 9am but perhaps all the rain in the night had something to do with it as it pattered away on the roof just above our heads. Still after Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 2, 2015
  • Our first day on the road in NZIn the morning we went to pick up our campervan by the airport and after an hour or so dealing with the formalities we were off on the open road. Toot Toot! Of course we immediately took a wrong turn,missed Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | Jun 1, 2015
  • A city reborn (just)This morning Ian gave us a lift into town as he and his fiancée were off to sort out their wedding photographs. The first things we noticed were the cranes,the empty plots of land and buildings boarded up awaiting Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | May 31, 2015
  • Our New Zealand adventure startsAn early start today as we walked to the bus station as revellers were making their way home from their Saturday night clubbing. We managed to use all our dollars for breakfast as we waited for our flight to Christchurch. Posted by kate.timaeus in kate timaeus' big adventure | May 30, 2015
  • New Zealand After an early start in Melbourne and super quick flight, we had landed in New Zealand (Christchurch). Once again we didn't get a stamp in our passports :(. We had been building q Posted by Millypaulrtw in Dream Come True | Jun 6, 2017
  • Mt Eden - the volcanoWe just went up again today because it's a holiday Monday (Queen's Birthday) - at least the twentieth time we've been up there. According to Trip Advisor, it's number 7 out of 265 things to do in Auckland. Auckland Posted by Borisborough in Mt Eden | Jun 6, 2017
  • USA 2017I am off to the USA in two day. Starting to get excited. My main reason for the trip is to attend the Memphis Film Festival in Tunica, Mississippi. This will be a total different experience from previous trips. Apart Posted by Gaileen in Gaileen's wanderings | Jun 5, 2017
  • Oceania: Part 3 Another huge surprise, yes i'm in new zealand! Can we just talk about the car ride to the city my friend lives in? About 8 hours. Crazy. His family was sweet enough for letting me crash with Posted by miryahlewis in My Dream Trip Around The World | Jun 4, 2017
  • Continent TwoIts 21st of July. Today I am leaving Sydney and heading to Auckland. Departure time is 7:30 AM and I will reach Auckland airport at 12:20 PM on the same day. This journey cost me $308.72 on airline Qantas. The Posted by Sara. Robin in Dream Trip Around The World | Jun 2, 2017
  • Mt Cook We decided a couple of weeks ago that this weekend we'd take a short break to Mount Cook. It's one of my favourite regions in New Zealand, a place you can totally lose yourself amongst the majesty of the Southern Posted by KylieandJason in Adventurers Of Life | May 29, 2017
  • 1: Oceania- Wellington, New ZealandToday is July 1, 2017 and I am leaving to go to New Zealand. I am flying with Qantas Airways for my whole flight. My flight from Mississauga, Toronto Pearson Airport (YYZ) left at 9:45 am. I had Posted by NicolleDC in Nicolle's Trips | May 29, 2017
  • ROTORUA - A DAY OF CULTURE Kia Ora friends! Kia Ora, the traditional Kiwi way of saying hello is actually hello in the Maori language. Today was our culture day where were took time to learn about the na Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | May 28, 2017
  • ROTORUA - A DAY OF RELAXATION After an incredibly busy week working in Auckland, I was happy to have a couple days to relax before heading home. My colleague and good friend, Crystal, had extended her stay by Posted by curlygirl in One mom, one son, one world | May 28, 2017
  • Work work work and some playAuckland has been almost all work and little play for us. It's nearly time to fly back to the UK for a couple of months to sort our lives out, aka - sort through the piles of boxes of stuff Posted by Benannatravels in New Zealand | May 21, 2017
  • Start in CHCH NZ. Posted by vicky242 in Shaw Travels | May 23, 2017
  • Glasgow, London and a bit of France[float=right][/float] [left]We have just discovered that our previous Travel blog website is no longer available so we have had to find a new website. We have decided on Travellerspoint whic Posted by davidandmarion in Glasgow, London and a bit of France | May 22, 2017
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