- Otago, NZClouds and mist, and looming snow-covered mountains on all sides. A dangerous recipe for most, though the local pilot notes no concern.
Another tour of one sees my coach wend through the switchbacks from one lakeside town to another. My Posted by evancampbell in I Climb Mountains? | Apr 19, 2015
- Auckland, NZThe landing was dark.
After flying 14,000kms my pilot had landed ahead of schedule and delivered me to Auckland at 4:30am.
As the Kiwi's slept, Google Fit stated that by breakfast my daily requirement was complete - University of Auckland Posted by evancampbell in I Climb Mountains? | Apr 19, 2015
- A fabulous fortnight of funThe school holidays have been jam packed this Easter!
We started with a long weekend in Melbourne catching up with family and friends over plenty of good food and drinks. One of our nicest meals was at a Polish restaurant Posted by bumblebum in Migrating South | Apr 18, 2015
- Valdareee Valdaraaah.....The Milford Track has long been described as the ‘Finest walk in the World’ and is something Jase has long wanted to do. To me however, it sounded like the longest and most boring walk in the World.
Having now completed Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Apr 18, 2015
- Neuseeland - Teil 4Von der Westküste der Südinsel und dem regnerischen Franz Josef Town nahmen wir Abschied und fuhren über Passstrassen hoch ins Innere der Southern Alps durch diese schöne Landschaft.
[img=http://photos.travellerspoint.com/680263/99CD96B4D6A710FF2ADE8B1 Posted by birdfish in Let's Summer! | Apr 16, 2015
- West Coast Scrambles A Crooked Mile, or rather several many crooked miles
A couple of days off work, no water, and no one about Hoki, i found myself once again heading off on a solo tramp. This time a 2 dayer up the crooked Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Apr 13, 2015
- Helicopters. The reason we kayakers live like dirtbags. I think you'll find that any kayaker traveling or possibly even living on the West Coast of the New Zealand South Island lives by a similar rule. "Live as cheaply as possible so that you can spend all your money Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Apr 13, 2015
- Adrenaline Chunkies!After a relaxing couple of weeks on the North Island living off beer, wine and afghan’s (highly addictive New Zealand chocolate cookies), Jase and I were feeling the strain on our waistlines and energy levels. We knew it would Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Apr 12, 2015
- AucklandWe left Rotorua early and had an easy drive into Auckland. This part of the North Island is a bit drier than down south, and we our drive took us from lush green forest to more dry, yellow fields. Posted by TandTtravel in Dash across the ditch | Apr 10, 2015
- Neuseeland - Teil 3Als wir wieder festen Boden unter den Rädern hatten, fuhren wir sogleich los in den Abel Tasman National Park, der sich im Nordwesten der Südinsel befindet. Das Wetterglück hatte uns vorübergehend verlassen, sodass wir unseren Aufenthalt in diesem Posted by birdfish in Let's Summer! | Apr 10, 2015
- RotoruaRotorua was a surprising mix of physical/geographic marvels and cultural surprises.
We drove for a few hours in the rain to get here, stopping for the obligatory coffee and a nice "Lava Glass Blowing" place to ensure appropriate breaks. Arriving at Posted by TandTtravel in Dash across the ditch | Apr 10, 2015
- NapierNapier provided a lovely mix.
After driving through long windy and hilly roads we were all a bit tired when reaching Napier, but soon sparked up at with some food and wine at a lovely Hawkes Bay winery. Amazingly, some Posted by TandTtravel in Dash across the ditch | Apr 10, 2015
- MartinboroughSunday morning was our last chance to see more of Wellington, and we were lucky enough to wake to a beautiful day. We'd got an extra hour sleep as NZ changed from daylight savings the same night as Melb Posted by TandTtravel in Dash across the ditch | Apr 6, 2015
- WellingtonWellington is certainly quieter than NY! But it's lovely, people are friendly and pace is good.
After a nice short flight we arrived in Wellington - seemed amazing that we fly a 737 for less than 4 hours and arrive at Posted by TandTtravel in Dash across the ditch | Apr 6, 2015
- New Zealand memoriesHaving had over two wonderful months in New Zealand, there are countless highlights. There have been some moments of pure magic and some strong impressions of the country and its people. Here are some in no particular order
The friendliness of Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Apr 5, 2015
- WellingtonAfter a nice short flight we arrived in Wellington - seemed amazing that we fly a 737 for less than 4 hours and arrived at an international location. We were even 15 mins early! Had a smooth landing, picked up Posted by TandTtravel in Recollections | Apr 4, 2015
- One More SleepThis morning seems very far away now...
We woke up and sat on the bus for 3 hours which got us to Auckland where my friend's parents picked us up and took us to their house in Howick.
The bus ride was Posted by fatmonkey in Europe 2015 | Apr 4, 2015
- Neuseeland - Teil 2Eine lange Fahrt brachte uns in den südlichen Teil der Nordinsel. Da die Küste nie mehr als 200 km entfernt liegt, haben wir unsere Etappen jeweils so geplant, dass wir am Meer übernachten konnten. Was gibt es schon Schöneres, als Posted by birdfish in Let's Summer! | Apr 3, 2015
- The Maori peopleHaving just left New Zealand, I have had time to think about the massive contribution the Maori people have made to modern New Zealand, and to ponder the very different relationships that exist between 'pakeha' or European people and the Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Apr 3, 2015
- Neuseeland - Teil 1"Seattle der südlichen Hemisphäre" oder "relaxtes Sydney" - so preist unser Reiseführer Auckland an. Wer nach Neuseeland reist, kommt meist in dieser 1,4-Millionen-Metropole an, wo ein Drittel der gesamten Bevölkerung des Landes lebt. Trotz den sic Posted by birdfish in Let's Summer! | Apr 2, 2015
- Two more sleepsHi all,
Throughout our many goodbyes with people over the past few weeks there have been numerous suggestions of a travel blog so you can keep up with all the escapades of the extended Baker Family!
So here it is.
We are down Posted by fatmonkey in Europe 2015 | Apr 2, 2015
- Who needs a helicopter when you have legs?Having heard what a sweet trip it was to hike up the Styx with your kayak and paddle out the Arahura, from Shea and Matic, who had made the trip back in Winter. Linden and I decided to head in Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Apr 1, 2015
- Earthquakes, Volcanoes and New ZealandNew Zealand is a very beautiful country. It is sometimes difficult to remember that under the idyllic surface, the earth is at its most awe inspiring and dangerous. New Zealand is both on the 'ring of fire' where the vast Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 31, 2015
- A Hidden GemEarly on in January, when the low water levels had just begun, Robin, Shea, and I decided to head out on one of our missions. Shea and i had been spending considerable time pouring over the topo maps, looking for Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 31, 2015
- Through the Wonderglass"That was very long, dark and downward. I seemed to keep on falling and falling. It seemed like I was falling right through the centre of the earth", thought Ecila out loud. "I think I must have come out on Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 30, 2015