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New Zealand: The final hours

  It’s our last day in New Zealand and we rise early to check out of our hostel, have breakfast and do a quick email-check to make sure nothing catastrophic or interesting has happened back home in the last week. Nothing crazier than the last time we checked and saw that Obama was getting a […]

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Queenstown: Downtime

On our last day in New Zealand we slept-in after finally getting a decent nights sleep, and then took it easy. Queenstown is a nice city. It’s one of the larger ones in New Zealand, but is more like a large town compared to the big cities of other countries. Due to the size of […]

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Queenstown: Last stop for New Zealand

Having succeeded in our challenging quest to find food on our last night in Wanaka, we finished up the evening making use of our ensuite bathroom. Brodie was well overdue a haircut, and I was in charge of butchering said hair. Brodie was in charge of sitting on the toilet glowering before I’d even started. […]

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Wanaka: By the lake

We had just about missed the ski season in Wanaka. With things winding down before the summer months the town was relatively quiet. In an effort to expend some calories instead of sitting on buses all day, we went for a stroll along the lake where, for a change, the pace wouldn’t be dictated by […]

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Wanaka – Through the mountain peaks

The drive through the centre of the North Island took us through jagged green hills born of volcanic action, with light brush strokes of trees and patches of growth. Land suited to the livestock that grazed the uneven ground. The west coast of the South Island is a different matter altogether. The land feels older, […]

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Nelson: Rain, rain, go away

We had a long journey to make it all the way down to Queenstown before our flight to Sydney on the 17th. The first early start had us on the 7.15am bus from Motueka back to Nelson for a night before starting the really long bus journey. Luckily for us the weather had been fairly […]

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Motueka: Gateway to Abel Tasman

The next place we visited on our journey was Abel Tasman, a large National Park at the top of the North Island. From Picton, we travelled to Nelson where we had a few minutes to change buses for the shorter shuttle on to Motueka. This is a small town, just a little south of the […]

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