- Easter Island - Santiago - Auckland - Sydney We are pleased to find on check-out that they haven’t charged us for the internet usage. The £20 an hour we were quoted was obviously to discourage you from lingering.
When we asked Victor yesterday what time our airport transfer Posted by Grete Howard in Grete's Travels | Nov 4, 2002
- DetourAnyone who travels a good amount will tell you that being a smart traveler takes planning, research, and adaptability. As those of you who have followed me on previous adventures know, my trips usually involve countries where English is not Posted by mbeymer in Our Story | Oct 29, 2015
- Day Four: Taranaki to Palmerston NorthThe 5 legs today include the infamous ‘Forgotten Highway’ to Whangamomona. Spectacular scenery along the way – definitely worth the drive (including 12kms of gravel). Yet another place that us from yachting backgrounds haven’t been to before.
Our leg tod Posted by EMTHOMSON in North Island Targa | Oct 29, 2015
- Day Three: TaranakiMisty rain to start the day, making the roads greasy in places. Total of six special stages from Inglewood to Carrington. Delays in starting due to safety tapes being interfered with but all stages finally run alright. Few offs – Posted by EMTHOMSON in North Island Targa | Oct 29, 2015
- Day Two: Hamilton to New PlymouthAnother lovely day, more wind but at least the rain was nowhere in sight. Course for the day was to head to the Te Awamutu area for the next four stages. Only had one stage to work today as the Posted by EMTHOMSON in North Island Targa | Oct 29, 2015
- Day One: Auckland to HamiltonFine, clear day. Course for the day included to shake down stages in Plantation (Prologues) just north of Hampton Downs, then the first two special stages out the back of Huntly – Glen Murray and Rotongaro, before touring into Hamilton.
Set Posted by EMTHOMSON in North Island Targa | Oct 29, 2015
- Ellerslie Event CentreAfter a great couple of days catching up with friends around Auckland it was time to get back together with the Targa family.
Lovely to meet up with the mid-point car drivers from last years tour and find they are still Posted by EMTHOMSON in North Island Targa | Oct 29, 2015
- Salsa, Devonport and saying goodbye For Faye's last night and day in Auckland, we decided to send her off in style with a meal out, wine and sightseeing.
On Friday night (Se Posted by emmaabroad in New Zealand | Oct 28, 2015
- A Day in the Abel Tasman
Today has been our only real venture into the Abel Tasman National Park. Much of the the area is only accessible by boat with most of the walking tracks running along near the coast. W Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 27, 2015
- Waitomo Caves - cave adventures and glowwormsI guess quitting my job to come travelling was all about facing fears and pushing myself further.
So when Chris suggested we do the Black Abyss Tour at Waitomo Caves, Posted by emmaabroad in New Zealand | Oct 26, 2015
- Staying Near to 'Home'
I think I/ we are now starting to pace ourselves a little better and do not feel like we should be rushing around doing things everyday. It has helped that we have been spending more t Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 25, 2015
- Faye's arrival/HobbitonSo usually my alarm goes at 6.30am and it is PAINFUL knowing I have to cycle to work. But today I couldn't wait to get up earlier than that!
My lovely friend Faye Posted by emmaabroad in New Zealand | Oct 24, 2015
- Hell's Gate - geothermal pools and sulphur spaWho wouldn't say yes to a chill out in a mud pool and an afternoon of unwinding?
After an energetic morning of Hobbiton, airport and driving, we arrived at Hell's Gat Posted by emmaabroad in New Zealand | Oct 25, 2015
- Road trip to CoromandelI'm one of those people who likes to organise stuff and sort people out. I like to think I tread the fine line between bossy and enthusiastic.
So using the impending Posted by emmaabroad in New Zealand | Oct 23, 2015
- Moving on to the Abel Tasman
I had enjoyed Picton so much that I didn't particularly relish leaving, but leave we must. We packed up our things (again) and left them in the apartment while we went to collect our hir Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 22, 2015
- Exploring Picton
I woke up this morning with a strong feeling that I didn't want to spend the whole day rushing around and away from our apartment given that the view was so captivating.
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- Crossing the Cook Strait
Today is the day when we will be leaving North Island for the South. Fortunately the weather had improved overnight and the wind which was battering us yesterday had gone. We were catch Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 21, 2015
- Learn to FlyWe arrived in Auckland around 1 AM on Monday morning and made our way down the desolate highway to the Rendezvous Hotel in the center of the city. The purpose of this stop of the trip was to cross of Posted by mbeymer in Our Story | Oct 21, 2015
- Our time at homeWe had a great celebration of Keithy's life over the week with everyone home for his funeral service. As a family we spent lots of time talking, laughing, eating and toasting Keithy's life, just as he would have wanted it. Posted by denis.lynelle in Lynelle & Denis | Oct 20, 2015
- Windy Wellington
We woke up to pretty grim weather this morning; rain and howling winds, the sort of weather that makes you want to curl up in your bed and not get out. This wasn't a very appealing or Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 20, 2015
- Heading to the Capital
As I expected the time we have been away seems to be gathering pace and our days in the North Island are coming to an end. Today we are off to Wellington, literally our last port of Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 20, 2015
- An Art Deco City Rises from the Ashes
Although we had seen quite a number of the Art Deco buildings in Napier, I was looking forward to seeing more on the tour we had booked for today. Before that we had a filling cooked Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 19, 2015
- Bits and Pieces
Yet again it was time for us to move on, as today we were leaving Taupo and driving to the art deco town of Napier. After breakfast we packed up our belongings and loaded them into the Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 18, 2015
- Ebb and Flow
The weather this morning was still cloudy and a little overcast but thankfully better than it had been for the previous couple of days and we could see a little more of the Tongariro p Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 18, 2015
- Come Rain, Come Shine
It was sadly time for us to leave the Tongariro area and drive to Lake Taupo. At 66 miles this was one of our shorter journeys and would only take us about an hour and a half. Posted by Gill's Travels in Round the World in 140 days | Oct 17, 2015