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The NZ Verdict!

04 May 2006 | Last Update 08 May 2006

Hello readers! 08-05-06 update We have slightly adjusted this page as some of our readers felt insulted by the nature of our comments. it's time for some serious discussing, freedom of Speech: The Verdict about New Zealand.  We have been debating, debriefing and thinking the last couple of week...

The Far North

18 April 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

It's actually quite a drive from Auckland to the Far North, Bay of Islands and the Kauri coast, but we made very interesting stops enroute. First we went to Waipu, a village mainly settled by Scots from the Highland that moved via Nova Scotia to New Zealand. We visited the house of Memories in Waipu...

The Lovely Coromandel Peninsula

12 April 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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...

Bay of Plenty

12 April 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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...

Wellington - Whanganui - Waitomo

02 April 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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 March 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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 March 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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 March 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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...

Fiordland - Te Anau

05 March 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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:...

Invercargill - where are we now?

04 March 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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...

The Deep South - Catlins National Forest

04 March 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

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...

Tekapo, Pukaki or Dunedin?

01 March 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

Today, 01 March 2006! From Dunedin Kia Ora! We are now already in Dunedin, Otago. We are well ahead of schedule and this is thanks to the weather and of course the car! The weather today is crap. We deal with the first NZ rain, and it rains non-stop. Yesterday we arrived in Dunedin, very nice city, ...

The arrival in NZ - Christchurch & Akaroa

26 February 2006 | Last Update 05 May 2006

Hello Readers! writing from Lake Tekapo Christchurch - Hmm... we really don't know what to think of this city, let us really see the rest of the country and cities and we'll be able to answer you. It is certainly not a busy one and tranquility is all around, furthermore, the city is green, something...

General (149)

22 April 2006 | Last Update 03 December 2010

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