Tag Archives: New Zealand

Wellington: Te Papa Tongarewa

16 February 2018 On our last full day in Wellington we were anticipating rain, which never came, so we planned to spend it inside the Museum of New Zealand or Te Papa Tongarewa. The museum is free, except special exhibitions. … Continue reading

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Wellington: The Great War Exhibition

15 February 2018 As part of our walk from the city center to Mount Victoria, started in Mount Cook at the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park and The Great War Exhibition. We have been fortunate enough to visit some fantastic … Continue reading

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Wellington: City Center

13 – 17 February 2018 To complete our tour of New Zealand’s North Island we spent several days in the country’s capital, Wellington. Wellington is the second largest city, however at about 417,000 residents it is much smaller than flagship … Continue reading

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Tongariro National Park

12 February 2018 On our drive south between Rotorua and Palmerston North we spent the day in Tongariro National Park. After a picnic lunch in the small town of Ohakune, we spent the afternoon hiking in the park. First we … Continue reading

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Auckland to Rotorua – The Long Way

7 February 2018 After a successful introduction to New Zealand it was time to get on the road. The drive from Auckland to Rotorua should only be 3 hours assuming you take the most direct route, but then again when … Continue reading

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Cathedral Cove

6 February 2018 The highlight of today was Cathedral Cove. Had we better understood the area, we might have planned to spend the entire day. The hike was mildly strenuous but the payback was awesome. We walked the beach but … Continue reading

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Rapaura Water Gardens and Falls

6 February 2018 On our last day in Auckland we rented a car and took our first road trip. We drove around the Firth of Thames along the west shoreline to Coromandel Forest. Our first stop was east of Tapu … Continue reading

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