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  • Sad farewell to South IslandToday we caught the ferry from Picton, South Island over to Wellington in the north. Our summary of South Island can simplyfied by saying we should of stayed here 3 months not 3 weeks. We left Picton and the hour Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 21, 2013
  • Still heading northWaking up in Hokitika in the sun, after such a rainy night was a good reflection of how quickly the weather changes on the west coast. It's unsurprising when walking down on the beach to find that Hokitika hosts Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 16, 2013
  • Golden BayA long day driving up to the premier beach resorts in the very north of South Island. [img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/900249/la Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 17, 2013
  • HokitikaHaving left the glaziers, and knowing we had a big drive ahead, it was a great plan to find of a nice cosy campsite with hot water and a wide screen TV. As always the best laid plans never go Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 15, 2013
  • Lake WakatipuA lazy start to the day taking advantage of a 5* campsite, sunshine and internet. We bimbled around Queenstown where K picked up £200 worth of Kathmandu outdoor clothes for £40 – not sure where this will go in the Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 11, 2013
  • Glacier CountryContinuing north took us over the two major glaciers, Fox and Franz Josef. We have previously seen many glaciers, but not one that flows into a rain forest onto a coastal plain. We walked from the Tasman shore through Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 14, 2013
  • Driving dayA driving day today which sounds pretty boring, but when it is in NZ, we don't think there is such a thing as a boring drive. We left Queenstown and only got 20kms before K was poking around a Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 13, 2013
  • Milford SoundFor the last day or so as we have been making our way to Milford Sound and made several slips of the tongue by referring to it as Milford Haven, due our obvious Pembrokeshire connection. How bizarre that when we Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 9, 2013
  • Rugby Sevens TournamentAfter leaving Ta Anu we decided to eat into our journey up to Queenstown and stayed overnight in a roadside freebie. On arrival in Queenstown it was extra busy due to a Rugby 7's interprovincial tournament. This national Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 10, 2013
  • Heading for coverGales, heavy rain, bridges down, roads closed, time to scarper inland and baton the hatches down. We found refuge in Invercargill, not the most salubrious town, but plenty adequate to take cover for the night. We stayed at a Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 8, 2013
  • Penguins & DolphinsDeparting Kaka Point, we made our way south to the heart of the Catlins and stopped for lunch at Purakaunui Bay before heading south to Curio Bay. En-route, we visited Cathedral Caves, a bush and beach walk to spectacular caves Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 6, 2013
  • A challenging dayToday we woke up in another free camping place in Dunedin, a stone's throw from the shops and library (NZ libraries all have excellent internet and WIFI). Dunedin, according to a Kiwi source, is the furthest point on the Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 5, 2013
  • Fizz on the spitRespect to K this morning as she managed a 4Km soft sand beach run followed by an ice cold shower in the Surf Club without bleating. En-route to Dunedin, K spotted a factory wool shop and posted home 2kg Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 4, 2013
  • Room with a viewOur first photo today is the view of Mount Cook out of our campervan window. It is not surprising that we are already falling behind our planned route because everything is so amazingly beautiful. The country is wonderful, the people Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 3, 2013
  • NZ trumps India big timeWe stayed at a Department of Conservation (DOC) campsite where payment was by an honesty box. For our £6 we had the most amazing night sky view, more stars than you could ever imagine. In the morning we did Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 2, 2013
  • Rakaia River CampsiteAfter a cold rainy night we pootled south stopping at various towns to purchase blankets, and other deluxe items our 'bodge it and scarper' campervan company did not supply. M purchased a new second hand fishing rod, while K Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 1, 2013
  • Arrival in NZToday was a sad farewell to Australia but an exciting hello to New Zealand. Another slick QANTAS flight delivered us to Christchurch 20 minutes early, but unfortunately, our economy campervan company had us hanging around for3 hours while they Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Dec 31, 2012
  • A Sad DayToday's blog will be very short in light of the very sad news about Shaggy. We found a quiet place and raised a glass to celebrate his life and remember a dear friend. Being so far away, we can only send Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 25, 2013
  • First impressions of North IslandOur early start due to the long drive north did not happen and after a lot of faffing, we eventually got underway about 2pm. The drive up was pretty unspectacular until we got as far north the R…. River around Posted by mktravels in M&K World Tour 1 | Jan 22, 2013
  • Apparently I'm going somewhereSo, I thought I'd try this travel blog thing. Maybe it won't last beyond this first/last post, if I get too distracted by the upcoming adventure. But I'll start as I mean to continue. And what better way to start Posted by MathewTH in 1 kiwi, 2 flights, 6 weeks | Jun 25, 2017
  • Rotorua Motel Room Decor - Our StyleASURE Palm Court Rotorua Motel Room Decor is designed to make all guests feel welcome and comfortable in our family-owned, 4 star accommodation. We put a lot of pride into our clean and private rooms and put the effort in Posted by palmcourtmpotel in Rotorua Motel Room Decor - Our Style | Jun 23, 2017
  • New Zealand So, our flight from Christchurch to Auckland took all of one hour 10 minutes and it flew by ;P. Once we had gone through customs, we headed to pick up our hire car, which again Posted by Millypaulrtw in Dream Come True | Jun 13, 2017
  • So long and thanks for all the fishYesterday was our last full day in New Zealand. When we drove through Auckland a few days ago en route to the Bay of Islands, we only spent an hour at the waterfront, so today we wanted to get a Posted by traveljonez in A Journey to Oz and Middle Earth | Mar 13, 2012
  • Two Joneses in a PodHoly sh*t!! There was a warm yellow orb visible in the sky today! And the sky was blue! The water was cerulean! Could it be? Is it Sunny Day #4, and in the Bay of Islands, no less? We awoke in Posted by traveljonez in A Journey to Oz and Middle Earth | Mar 11, 2012
  • Here Doesn't Come the SunIt's time to say it out loud: This trip has kind of been a bust. New Zealand is a very weather-dependent country. If the sun ain’t out, there isn’t a ton to do. The towns aren’t old enough to have Posted by traveljonez in A Journey to Oz and Middle Earth | Mar 10, 2012
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