Category: 2014 Feb New Zealand

NZ 2014 Day 14

This was really the last day of our trip. Tomorrow we have a 6:20 am flight out of Christchurch that should have us in Brisbane by 7:30 am and heading home to Toowoomba just as […]
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NZ 2014 Day 13

Our goal for today was to drive from Dunedin to visit the Aoraki Mount Cook park and overnight at Twizel. That was going to require a considerable amount of driving and some luck with the […]
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NZ 2014 Day 12

We left Invercargill just before 8:00 am intent on arriving in Dunedin in plenty of time to catch our 2:30 pm train up the Taieri Gorge. The 200 km was expected to take about 2.5 […]
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NZ 2014 Day 11

Our plans for today were loose. Accommodation had been booked in Invercargill to facilitate our driving as far south as reasonably possible and Majella had done some investigation about the tuatara exhibit at the Southland […]
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NZ 2014 Day 10

Our reason for coming to Te Anau was to take the day excursion to Milford Sound. We could have happily driven ourselves and taken a cruise as we did when we visited with Pat and […]
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NZ 2014 Day 9

This was always going to be a quieter day with just a bit more than 170 km from Queenstown to Te Anau to be driven in preparation for our day trip to Milford Sound tomorrow. […]
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NZ 2014 Day 8

This was to be our day in Queenstown, unofficial adrenalin capital of the world. Somewhat paradoxically our tour director, Majella, had decreed a free morning with the first scheduled activity to be meeting at the base […]
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NZ 2014 Day 7

This day was always going to be about driving. We needed to move from Franz Josef to Queenstown, a bit more than 350 km which would take 4.5 to 5 hours of driving in the […]
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NZ 2014 Day 6

What a day! Although the distance from Hokitika to Franz Josef was not great, just 130 km, we planned to get away by 8:00 am to allow maximum time for exploring the glaciers and surrounds. […]
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NZ 2014 Day 5

The planned route for today involved more than 360 km of driving from Motueka to Hokitika via Murchison, Westport, Punakaiki, and Greymouth. Google estimated a bit more than 4.5 hours but we expected it to […]
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