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  • Week One9th December We left home at 0630 to get the airport for our flight to Sydney. After settling into our seats on the plane the pilot advised that there would be a delay on the Sydney end due to high winds. Posted by shaneandnicola in New Zealand | Dec 15, 2016
  • NZ Skydive DayYES!!! We did it and it was truly "awesome" - wow, wow, wow 😄😄 So worth getting up before 6 to check in. First jumpers/fallers(?!) of the day. Felt so secure attached to the professional, posing for the cameraman in Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Dec 12, 2016
  • Queenstown, NZQueenstown - Monday 12 December Skydive fail ☚ī¸ Conditions against us, although it seems a reasonable day - too windy for the activity, so all jumps cancelled today. We have rescheduled for 0630 tomorrow, as our flight back to Auckland Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Dec 11, 2016
  • NZ SouthlandThursday morning - very low cloud, heavy rain - no further sightseeing worth attempting around Acoroa - straight to Christchurch to meet Tom and head southwest. Not a great journey with the conditions, but not a scenic route at that Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Dec 10, 2016
  • CHANGE OF SCENARIOOver the last four months a number of things have changed. We have move house, Simon has gotten a promotion at work and started a new project, and Maya does not seem to ever stop growing!!!!!!!! [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/591529/90_IMG_019 Posted by erika_simon in Simplicity, Inspiration and Angels | Dec 7, 2016
  • NZ dolphin dayOr not.... Some Hector dolphins (smallest in the world) came to see us, but none stayed to interact. I had more near me than anyone else in our group of 11, but so fleetingly there aren't any photos. Disappointing, but Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Dec 7, 2016
  • South Island - West coastFirst, two corrections: 1) Maori population of NZ - I misheard as 40%, but it's actually 14% - quite a difference, sorry. Of that percentage, almost 90% live on North Island - just yesterday, an Australian touring only Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Dec 6, 2016
  • New Zealand - first days on South Island Saturday 3 December 2016 - Writing the day and date is for primarily for my sake, as I generally haven't a clue otherwise - I love holiday-mode for that, including the oddity of the start of summer being 1st December. Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Dec 3, 2016
  • New Zealand - last days on North Island (for now)Another blue-sky morning in Napier - Tom departed early for work, lots of calls to make on way to Wellington. I took a more scenic route south, through wineries and farmland - clues to the better climate in the available Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Nov 30, 2016
  • 27/28 November 2016The good news - the peacocks did let me sleep; the first bad news - electric sockets not working, so unable to charge camera battery, or use non-essentials such as the toaster/kettle. That's okay - I have gas options, except Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Nov 27, 2016
  • New Zealand - Tourist Attraction Day!After yesterday's wash-out, there was ground to be made up today. My campsite was just a few miles from my first objective, Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, "NZ's most colourful and diverse volcanic area". It was always going to be a Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Nov 26, 2016
  • Kiwi Motorhome Adventures so farHappy birthday Ben (25th Nov) 😊 It's 9pm here, 8am UK, and I'm already in my PJs, having lobstered myself in the Waikite Valley Thermal Pools south of Rotorua. Boiling water emerges from the Te Manaroa spring and is cooled Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Nov 25, 2016
  • Nov 25 - Bay of Islands, North IslandToday was our last day in New Zealand so we once again went off the beaten path. We anchored near a small port called Paihia in the Bay of Islands and were tendered into the town. The bay Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 24, 2016
  • Nov 24 - Auckland, North IslandWe spent the day in city of Auckland. It is a waterfront city with a population of 1.6 million. We took a bus tour of the city first. Auckland is very similar to Vancouver when it comes to Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 24, 2016
  • New Zealand! The days are rushing by, I'm struggling to upload photos, internet signal has been very intermittent - and being with company seems to mean I'm just haven't settled not to writing anything...! So, clock back a week.... Definite feeling of something Posted by SueJWardell in Susie's Big Trip | Nov 23, 2016
  • Nov 23 - Tauranga, North IslandTauranga is New Zealand's largest port, located on the east coast of North Island, and is one of NZ's most active Maori communities. The city name roughly translates to "sheltered anchorage". The area is famous for its kiwifruit, grapes, Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 22, 2016
  • Nov 22 - Napier, North Island, New ZealandToday's stop was our first on the North Island, at Napier. The weather was, again, perfect for sightseeing. Napier is a apparently a world-renowned Art Deco City. The city was founded in 1855 and completely destroyed by Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 22, 2016
  • Nov 21 - Picton, Marlborough, South IslandToday we anchored in Picton, the last stop on the South Island for us. Picton is on the north-east corner of South Island in the Queen Charlotte Sound. It is the South Island's main ferry terminal on the Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 21, 2016
  • Nov 20 - Christchurch, South IslandToday we spent a beautiful day in Christchurch. There was some concern that our access would be cancelled or restricted due to last week's earthquake but the epicentre occurred 50 km north of the city. Since there was Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 19, 2016
  • Nov 19 - Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand Today we disembarked at Port Chalmers, on the South Island. It is a quaint little town where the first Scottish explorers anchored in the mid-1800's. It was also the last port used by several explorers heading to the Antarctic. Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 19, 2016
  • Nov 18 - Fiordland National Park, New ZealandWe have arrived in the land of the Hobbits! And the seas are calm. Our first sight of land was in the Milford Sound at around 6 AM, which is on the west coast of the South Island. The Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 17, 2016
  • Nov 16 & 17 - Tasman SeaWe have been crossing the Tasman Sea for two days, through two time zones, and have experienced high winds and very rough waters. The swells are 15-20 feet high and the winds are 45-50 knots. Our cabin is on Posted by dmttravels in Carp-eh Diem | Nov 17, 2016
  • NZ 2016 – Day 3 - Christchurch to Franz Josef – OverviewThis was my first full day of the tour. We ha a great day and saw some fantastic scenery. We went to: â€ĸ Tranz-Alpine Railway â€ĸ West Coast â€ĸ Franz Josef Glacier [center][/center] ==Map== [center][img= Posted by Shona Travels in Shona Travels The World | Oct 22, 2016
  • NZ 2016 – Day 3 - Christchurch to Franz Josef – Franz Josef ==Franz Josef Glacier== We continued through the town, across the Waiho River to the car park of the glacier. Unfortunately, the glacier has receded so much, we didn't have time to walk to the face. It's on my list Posted by Shona Travels in Shona Travels The World | Oct 22, 2016
  • NZ 2016 – Day 3 - Christchurch to Franz Josef – Arthur's Pas==Otira Highway== We all piled back into the bus made our way to Hokitika. [center][img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com Posted by Shona Travels in Shona Travels The World | Oct 22, 2016
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