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  • Next trip!! 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
  • Our Kiwi Home from HomeKia Ora! That’s hello in Maori by the way. Actually that’s all the Maori we’ve picked up so far although we can speak perfect Kiwi lingo – achieved by simply adding ‘eh bro?’ to the end of every Posted by katiejason in Katie & Jason's Round the World Trip | Mar 29, 2015
  • Coromandel highlightsCoromandel Is a lovely peninsula with lovely beaches, attractive towns and some features that are unique to the area. We drove through Auckland to get there, but it is also possible if you are a foot passenger to go due Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 27, 2015
  • Napier - known as the Art Deco capitalNapier is an exquisite gem of a town on the east coast of North Island. In 1931, on February 3rd, Napier and neighbouring Hastings suffered a massive earthquake with over 100 dead and hundreds of buildings destroyed. Out of this Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 27, 2015
  • Un poco locoI think we're all a little bit crazy inside, in some way or another. Definitely some more so then others, and i'd probably have to include my self in that some. And as it happens, that's exactly what i was Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 25, 2015
  • Russell and NgunguruThe North of North Island generally seemed very sparsely populated and rather separate from the rest of the country. It is true that there are some largish centres of population such as Whangerei, and one came across some tourists but Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 22, 2015
  • Cath and Paul still in New ZealandJust to avoid any confusion, Paul and Cath are still in New Zealand, currently in Auckland and travelling by train to Wellington on the 23rd. We will be travelling to Melbourne and Bali before our return to the UK. Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 22, 2015
  • In defence of North Island Before our trip and many times following our arrival in New Zealand, we were told that South Island was the most beautiful and that it was worth visiting the North but a couple of weeks should cover it. In defence Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 21, 2015
  • Somtimes you get more then you bargained forThe rain hit Franz Josef, down South, hard. So that's where Shea, Tegan and I headed for a few days on my time off. We'd just paddled a flooded Tatara (quite full on when its high), well Tegan and i Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 19, 2015
  • The Best West Coast - Part 2 JANUARY Only a few days in to the new year, Robin, Shea and I awoke to the barn shaking and Col running out to us shouting to get outside. It was an earthquake. The quake measured 6.2 (i think.. can't quite Posted by rosebeagley in Live, love, kayak! | Mar 19, 2015
  • Northland Northland is the most northern area of North Island and is actually called Northland officially. It is a remarkably beautiful area and the most similar to places I love Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 18, 2015
  • Te Araroa - Queenstown to Bluff[center]After leaving the hospitality provided by Craig and Kirsty we had to get to the next section which started at the Greenstone River Carpark. Te Araroa advise that Lake Wakatipu is a hazard area and trampers can use can use Posted by Peter and Rose in Peter and Rose's Travels | Mar 17, 2015
  • Te Araroa - Twizel to Queenstown[center]It was a cool morning but a beautiful day as we walked out of Twizel on the next section of Te Araroa and we enjoyed mostly good weather all the way to Queenstown. We walked past Lake Ruataniwha and Lake Posted by Peter and Rose in Peter and Rose's Travels | Mar 16, 2015
  • Awesome AucklandWe had three memorable days in Auckland when we first arrived in North Island. Some New Zealanders and tourists are a little ambivelant about the city, often comparing it unfavourably to Wellington. We are not in a position to make Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 16, 2015
  • The New Zealand "bach" The 'bach', pronounced 'batch' not 'bark' is something of a New Zealand institution. It is essentially a holiday or second home and has been around for a long time, bec Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 15, 2015
  • And then there were two... Cath and Paul travel onHappily for us we are still in New Zealand and on North Island although sadly we had to wave goodbye to Kate and Stuart as they departed on the bus from Kerikeri on their long journey home. We are now Posted by CandPandKandS in Across and beyond | Mar 14, 2015
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