- Day 6 - 17th March - AucklandAs suspected (based on George's understated "I think you caught a bit of sun Pete" the night before), Pete was sunburnt - red forehead, red neck..... all from standing on a very Welsh-looking hill drinking a couple Posted by phillipsnz in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 20, 2014
- Day 5 - 16th March - Kia ora New Zealand!Flight arrives in Auckland around 10:30 ish, and I have had the pleasure of a Brit sitting in the window seat next to me coughing her guts up all night, and laughing out loud at comedy films on the in-flight Posted by phillipsnz in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 20, 2014
- A wike bine tour. Another drop vicar?Reaching Blenheim also meant the last few days of our South Island tour which I felt quite sad about... but there were a couple of gems in the final leg.
Our route took us along a small part of the vast Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Mar 19, 2014
- Turangi to TaupoWe had set aside today to undertake the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a 20 km walk which is rated as one of the classic day walks in New Zealand, viewing Volcanic scenery in the raw, some say it is the best Posted by John and Jane in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 18, 2014
- Randonnées en Nouvelle-ZélandeJe voulais à l'origine écrire des articles séparés pour chaque grande randonnée que j'ai faite en Nouvelle-Zélande mais avec le retard pris sur le blog je pense qu'il est plus avisé de condenser un petit peu... :)
[center][img=http://photos.travellersp Posted by manolo84 in Around The World in 370 days | Mar 19, 2014
- This time last year . . .This time last year I had just returned home from New Zealand with a bad case of Contikitis, memories, new friends and a list of songs to download. I spent 20 days exploring the country on Contiki's The Big Tiki, Posted by ChristieA in CarCar's on the Road . . . . . Again! | Mar 18, 2014
- Wellington to TurangiWe woke to hear on the news that cyclone Lusi had moved south of Wellington during the night, the wind peaking at 130 kt gusts in the Cooke Strait, glad that it had held back for those 12 hours to Posted by John and Jane in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 17, 2014
- Fun sea stuff and being a hobo in NelsonWe rocked up at Marahua, the closest place to Abel Tasman National Park, in the middle of a hot afternoon. Good time to get the smalls washed then.
[i]Campsite l Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Mar 17, 2014
- Blenheim to WellingtonHaving listened to the weather reports about the impending arrival of cyclone Lusi, we wondered what the journey back across Cook Strait was going to be like. When we got up it was a bit windy and drizzly but nothing Posted by John and Jane in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 16, 2014
- Tramping in Hooker ValleyBefore friends and family begin to wonder just what I'm posting here, I'll clarity, in New Zealand hiking is called 'tramping', as you'll see in the pictures. And Hooker Valley, well, it's an awesome valley in the Mount Posted by smr1188 in Postcards From the Heart | Mar 16, 2014
- Getting back on track.Sorry we have not been able to do any blog updates. Wifi was pretty hard to come by on our
travels in Australia. Now in New Zealand and hope to get lots of catch up done. Posted by 2kiwis in Australia, New Zealand 2014 | Mar 16, 2014
- Pre-trip set upHello!
Prior to departure, I'm setting up a way of keeping up communication with the good folks back home.
If you're reading this then obviously you could open the link on the email I sent you about the blog. Try adding Posted by thepuks in Puks' Europe trip 2014 | Mar 15, 2014
- BlenheimThe church bells of Blenheim woke me from my slumbers. I decided that I couldn't have had enough water with my dinner last night, as as I had a terrible thirst. Nick and Pip had a lot planned Posted by John and Jane in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 15, 2014
- Riwaki to BlenheimWe awoke to a beautiful morning in Riwaka and enjoyed our breakfast with fabulous views across the Bay.
A kingfisher from our B&B
Pauline and John were grea Posted by John and Jane in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 14, 2014
- Day 152 - 154 Greymouth, Lewis Pass & Hanmer Springs
We woke up in Hokitika and reviewed what we had planned for the next few days. We realised that although Arthur's Pass was recommended to us and, by guidebook page space, would be more s Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Mar 15, 2014
- Westland. Home to a Sock Machine Museum and so much more...Westland, which also includes glacier country, has a tiny population - just 32,000 - which accounts for less than 1% of NZ's total. From the reading available on the area you get a sense that Westlanders are a pretty resilient Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Mar 15, 2014
- Whanganui River TripIn New Zealand, the DOC (Department of Conservation) which takes care of all the hiking trails, forests, huts, etc... have chosen 9 hiking trails and called them the 9 Great Walks of New Zealand. Most of these hikes take a Posted by manolo84 in Around The World in 370 days | Mar 14, 2014
- In search of glacial white*s (*colour by dulux)The drive to glacier country was pretty bleak at times. The weather had closed in (as is often the case in this part of New Zealand) and there were obvious signs just how beaten the west coast can get... windswept Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Mar 14, 2014
- Summertime...Hold onto your hats, folks- this one’s set to be a long’un.
I’ve been ever so slack with my writing recently, and therefore have accrued quite a backlog of bit ands bobs jotted in a ratty climbing guide, dot points Posted by lucyfbaird in You Can't Have a Favourite Place... | Mar 14, 2014
- Day 149 - 151 Mt Cook, Wanaka & Hokitika
View of Mt Cook from Peters Lookout
The view of Mt Cook from the holiday park when we arrived in the evening w Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Mar 13, 2014
- RiwakaThe sound of the alarm woke us at 7, odd that having to set an alarm on holiday. But it is well worth it, as we were off to walk a stretch of the Abel Tasman trail, the most Posted by John and Jane in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 13, 2014
- Murchison to RiwakiAfter a lovely breakfast , we said Goodbye to Merve and Shirley, our hosts at Murchison Lodge. Before leaving Murchison we visited the Buller swing bridge , which is the longest in New Zealand at 110m.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/572840/90_4 Posted by John and Jane in New Zealand 2014 | Mar 12, 2014
- 9' of AwesomeFirst stop, sea lion beach...
At first there were none, and we had limited time before our next tour, so we were giving up hope and turning back, when all of a sudden we see...
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- Day 145-148 Milford Sound & Queenstown
On my Birthday we drove to Milford Sound. The road can take 2hrs but we stopped at various scenic points to ta Posted by vincerb in Becky is Backpacking | Mar 11, 2014
- Throwing off our backpacker shackles in ArrowtownWe finally made it out of Manapouri, and what had been a very comfortable campsite, and headed north to Arrowtown just outside of Queenstown.
[i]Old truck en rou Posted by Galavantie in GlobalGalavantie | Mar 11, 2014