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Bay of Plenty

12 Apr 2006 | New Zealand | Created 12 Apr 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

the Bay of Plenty. Plenty around. If you look up a travel agent's brochure about the Bay of Penty in New Zealand, 9 pages out of 10 will tell you everything in and around Rotorua, but there is much more beyond. After our galaxy experience in Waitomo, we headed straight to Rotorua ( 3 April), Sulphur...

The Lovely Coromandel Peninsula

12 Apr 2006 | New Zealand | Created 12 Apr 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

The drive from Mt. Maunganui took us via the Pacific Coast Highway to Whangamata, our first stop in the Coromandel (8 april). There was even a snorkelling trail down Clarke Island, but this was closed due to gusty winds and rough sea, although nice sunny. This stop is mainly a camping stop enroute t...

Our next stop

02 Apr 2006 | Cook islands | Created 02 Apr 2006 | Last Update 03 May 2006 | 0 Comments

Kia Orana! We are now some 26 hours flying (Boeing 747) away from our bubbles in Europe, and we are now touring around the North Island of New Zealand. Being so close to all that tropical and sub tropical stuff, we are taking a break from Ao Tea Roa (again: New Zealand) we are heading to Rarotonga (...

Wellington - Whanganui - Waitomo

02 Apr 2006 | New Zealand | Created 02 Apr 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

WWW = Wellington - Whanganui & Waitomo Hello from Waitomo caves. Today, we went to see the galaxy world of the glow worms into another premier NZ attraction: the Waitomo caves. Today the rain is pouring again, so caves where the best option. We are now one week in the North Island and yes, this ...

Abel Tasman National Park

25 Mar 2006 | New Zealand | Created 26 Mar 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

Hello from New Zealand! We are back in Christchurch (again :-)) after having spent 1,5 weeks in the Top of the North, Nelson, Marahau and Abel Tasman national Park. We flew from Christchurch to Nelson (45 min), on a very cheap flight as we couldn't afford the bus (read: the bus was more expensive th...

Glacier country - Arthur's Pass

14 Mar 2006 | New Zealand | Created 14 Mar 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

Hello from NZ! We are back from we're we started two weeks ago. in CHCH (christchurch). we have done great stuff along the west coast with a memorable heli hike on Fox Glacier. this is something, if you come to NZ, you cannot miss out. Have a look at the picture and indulge.  Those sunseekers w...

wet wet wet, Milford Sound, Fiordland NP

07 Mar 2006 | New Zealand | Created 07 Mar 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

Kia Ora! On Monday we went cruising in Milford sound and visited the underwaterworld as well. Amazing. the route from Te Anau was great, with again, many photo stops. A lot of rain in Milford, and according to the local Kiwi guide. Milford sound gets the same amount of rain in three days as the anua...

The Deep South - Catlins National Forest

04 Mar 2006 | New Zealand | Created 04 Mar 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

Hello from Aotearoa! Aotearoa: (for those who don't know yet), this is the Maori name for NZ: " the Country of the Long White Cloud"... The journey goes onward, we are ahead and good ahead of our planned journey. We passed Dunedin, we liked there despite one day of heavy showers. We now ha...

Invercargill - where are we now?

04 Mar 2006 | New Zealand | Created 04 Mar 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

Back to the urban centre of the Deep South, Invercargill. and this felt good. Invercargill is NZ southernmost city but what kind of a city. anybody been there? Let us tell you this. Every NZ city (except Dunedin, which is unique!) has the same pattern. Grid system, shop lay-out, industrial architect...

Fiordland - Te Anau

05 Mar 2006 | New Zealand | Created 04 Mar 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006 | 0 Comments

Greetings from Te Anau, gateway to Fiordland. After a long drive from Invercargill, we are in -finally- Te Anau, Fiordland. We absolutely enjoyed this long drive as we made a lot of photo-stops. That's a good sign. Snow-capped mountains and amazing landscape. We are entering the World heritage area:...

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