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  • Cape Palliser - Paharinua Pinnacles It’s a bit of a detour to get there from Wellington, but we stopped a couple of times on the road to admire the view and to climb to a mountain (we forgot the name before Martinborough) from where you Posted by cjfvdk in Down Under and Around | Feb 3, 2015
  • Wellington The weather was still beautiful when we arrived in Wellington. We contacted the Belgian guy who we met during Christmas in the Welcome Flat Hut and stayed 3 nights at his place, a luxury apartment with a sea-view (see pics) Posted by cjfvdk in Down Under and Around | Feb 3, 2015
  • Prologue2I have already mentioned that I had travelled through Europe six months earlier in a similar fashion to my proposed travels in New Zealand. As I sit here to write this blog I can assure you that I survived Posted by miricleman in Miriclemans great adventure | Feb 3, 2015
  • The road NorthToday, we left Auckland behind, but not until we had done battle, and lost again, with the dreaded hotel car park. We tried and failed to find the floor on which our car was parked, among 2,000 other cars but, Posted by Tim Wettone in New Zealand and Australia | Feb 2, 2015
  • Bungy JumpingToday we woke up to cloudy skies. We started our journey from Te Anau to Cromwell. We came to the Devil's Staircase between Kingston and Queenstown. The only information we can find just says that the Devil's Staircase is Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Feb 2, 2015
  • ToiletYou weren't expecting that were you! One of the joys of travelling to new places is the pleasure one gets from the unexpected. In our guide book for today, there was a suggestion to take a slight detour to a Posted by Tim Wettone in New Zealand and Australia | Feb 2, 2015
  • The eagle (or, if you prefer, the kiwi) has landed!Well, that was a long journey! It seems incredible to believe that we are on the other side of the world, but 28 hours after we took off is proof enough. We had another good flight from Sydney, apart from Posted by Tim Wettone in New Zealand and Australia | Feb 2, 2015
  • A day at Milford Sound" Casey at the Bat" is a ballad written in 1888 by Ernest Thayer. In the poem "Casey at the Bat" there was no joy in Mudville because Casey struck out. Well today there is joy in Mudville because Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Feb 2, 2015
  • Nieuw Zeeland ... Wat een topper zeg !!Ik heb al veel landen gezien maar dit land, Nieuw Zeeland, stijgt echt ver boven alles uit. Ze hebben hier werkelijk alles van bergen tot heuvels tot gouden stranden. Alle seizoenen op een paar uur tijd van volle bak zon in Posted by gdaniels in Around the world | Jan 31, 2015
  • Queenstown to Te AnauOur first picture is of an amazing rose we saw as we walked downtown for breakfast. All of the blooms shown in the picture appeared to be on one stem. We have a rose at home that might Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Jan 31, 2015
  • Cinderella - a fractured fairy taleAfter we sent our message yesterday the rain really became heavy. We could not even see the lake in front of the hotel. This morning Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Jan 31, 2015
  • A rainy day in paradiseWe woke this morning to overcast skies. We walked downtown and got breakfast. We found a craft sale set up by the lake shore on our trip back to the hotel. There were many interesting crafts. We liked Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Jan 29, 2015
  • 7 days to go!At this point the excitement of a new adventure is almost too much. Over the next week we say goodbye to our home, our friends, our families, and our country. But with that comes the prospect of our future, and not Posted by travellinghoney in Can Kiwis Fly? | Jan 29, 2015
  • Travelling Amongst Mountains: of Ice and Rock26th January, Australia Day, I became a token Aussie, and was forced to wear the flag. My friend started filling in an insurance claim and a police report for his camera, and he gets a phone call; someone found his Posted by gila in Gila Goes Global | Jan 29, 2015
  • A view from the topOur first photo today was a scene from our hotel room that just seemed great. Reta particularly liked the shape of the trees and the child and then the sailboat. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/720055/IMG_4929__..ke_Wakatipu.jpg caption=View of t Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Jan 28, 2015
  • Marlborough Sounds - bye bye South Island!We arrived there in the morning and found a nice and empty DOC camping (4 tent sites). We could have the campsite pretty much all to ourselves, if you don’t count the visitors; farmer’s kids, their dog and a local Posted by cjfvdk in Down Under and Around | Jan 28, 2015
  • Takaka, Abel Tasman and surroundings First thing in the morning, we visited Fords Payne, a popular area for mountain climbers to practice/climb. The cliffs there looked pretty amazing, some resemblance to the pancake rocks in Paparoa national park. We drove on to Wainui falls, a Posted by cjfvdk in Down Under and Around | Jan 28, 2015
  • Abel Tasman Kayaking We booked a guided full day kayak tour at the Abel Tasman National Park a couple of days ago (because Edda wanted to try kayaking). It was from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, so we had to wake up quite Posted by cjfvdk in Down Under and Around | Jan 28, 2015
  • Farewell Spit and around We left the Nelson lakes behind and headed towards Abel Tasman national park. We stayed 2 nights in Mapua. One the first day we drove on the super winding and steep roads all the way to Farewell Spit and saw Posted by cjfvdk in Down Under and Around | Jan 28, 2015
  • Nelson Lakes We stayed at lake Rotoiti as there seemed to be not much happening at the other lake. There were giant eels in the lake which were a bit scary-looking. They are protected, so you can’t feed, fish or touch them. Posted by cjfvdk in Down Under and Around | Jan 28, 2015
  • A room with a viewWe left Twizel under cloudy skies. It was a cool morning. We followed Highway 8 on our way to Queenstown. Along the way we crossed Lindis Pass (971 metres or 3186 feet). There was a good lookout spot Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Jan 27, 2015
  • Te Araroa - St Arnaud to Arthurs Pass (Cora Lynn Road)[center]After a couple of days in St Arnaud where we relaxed, drank lots of coffee and ate heaps, Rudi arrived and it was time to head off again. We didn't get away till late afternoon so it was just into Posted by Peter and Rose in Peter and Rose's Travels | Jan 27, 2015
  • Mount Cook (Aoraki in Maori)This morning we got going a little earlier than we usually do because we were excited to go to Mt Cook/Aoraki National Park. Mount Cook/Aoraki is 12,316 Feet tall or 3754 Metres. This mountain rises directly out of a plain Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Jan 26, 2015
  • Amazing bridges, roads, lakes and mountainsOur first picture today was taken last evening Jan 25, 2015 from our B & B looking across Cashmere Bay of Lake Brunner. We had already finished our blog for the day so we are including it today. Posted by A-RPoulton in New Zealand/Australia 2015 | Jan 25, 2015
  • Long Drives, Short Flights and More Stunning ViewsThe drive down to Wellington was long, but the views were honestly incredible. I swapped card for the first half of the journey so got to chill with the other half of the group. They were listening to The Hobbit Posted by gila in Gila Goes Global | Jan 25, 2015
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