Tag Archives: New Zealand

New Zealand: Fond Farewell

4 March 2018 New Zealand had long been on our travel wishlist. It did not disappoint. We felt safe and welcomed where ever we travelled. North Island is where most New Zealanders live. South Island is where most visitors want … Continue reading

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Christchurch: City Center

1 – 4 March 2018 Christchurch is a popular layover for tourists flying in and out of South Island. We had the luxury of staying for a few nights and exploring by foot. We enjoyed our time here and even … Continue reading

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Christchurch: The Rebirth of a City

1 – 4 March 2018 The final stop of our trek through New Zealand was Christchurch, the largest city on the South Island. With around 400,000 residents, it is New Zealand’s third largest metro area. The city’s unique name was … Continue reading

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Lake Tekapo

1 March 2018 Lake Tekapo is north of Mount Cook and on our route to Christchurch. It is a popular stop for tourists. The town of Lake Tekapo is small but has all the ammenities a traveller needs and is … Continue reading

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Mount Cook National Park & Lake Pukaki

28 February 2018 The morning travel from Queenstown to Twizel did not go as planned. We finally arrived in Twizel about 2 hours late. We quickly checked in to our cabin and drove alongside Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook National … Continue reading

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Queenstown: TSS Earnslaw

27 February 2018 Queenstown Bay has several boat rides available from mild to wild. We took the popular 90 minute lake tour on the TSS Earnslaw, a steam ship. The ship takes you from Queenstown to Walter Peak and back. … Continue reading

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Queenstown: Skyline

27 February 2018 Skyline Queenstown has fun for all ages. The gondola ride takes you from Queenstown up the mountain to a scenic lookout and restaurant, but that’s not all. From the lookout you can hike the Ben Lomond Track, … Continue reading

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