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Swagman #21- Auckland, New Zealand
After a few more days of relaxation in Sydney and one more drunken night in the Quarryman’s Hotel it was time to move on to New Zealand. On my last night in Australia, Nikki’s mother cooked a Thanksgiving meal for me, since I would be missing the holiday at home with my own family. The […]
Swagman #23 – Finishing up on the North Island, New Zealand
Swagman #23 – Finishing up on the North Island, New Zealand I took an afternoon bus from Rotorua to Taupo and arrived at the Action Down Under YHA around 3pm. The hostel is extremely comfortable, with two separate TV rooms, a wide selection of movies, centrally located tent sites and hammocks slung between trees with long branches to provide shade. I quickly set up my tent […]
Swagman #24 – Kaikoura, New Zealand
Swagman #24 – Kaikoura, New Zealand 24: Kaikoura In a town with roughly the same population as a Manhattan apartment building, the marine related activities are staggering. From crayfish to killer whales, you can have a gander at any link in the marine food chain. Seals lay out on sunny shore rocks like drunken tourists. A short boat ride away from […]
Swagman #25 – Walk on Water – Franz Josef, New Zealand
Andre slid a plank of wood across the deep fissure and slapped me on the back. “Careful,” he said to me. “This is where we lost the last hiker.” The group laughed and teased me as I stepped up to the makeshift bridge. “Please, you must hold the rope,” Andre reminded me. He had just […]
Little and Large Down Under #5: Time for a Nice Cup of Tea and A Sit Down
New Zealand is packed full of interesting things to do, on land, water, and in the air. Frankly, David and Jenny are knackered!
RTW Honeymoon #14: Christchurch, Cannibalism and Kava – Christchurch, New Zealand and Fiji
Or...Fine Young Cannibals: Not just an 80's pop band! Sean and Kim enjoyed Fijian hospitality and kava ceremonies as part of their final stop of their RTW Honeymoon.
RTW Honeymoon #13: The Search for the Wild Aubie! – New Zealand
Deserts and glaciers. Waterfalls and volcanoes. Mix in a few million sheep, vast grassland plains, some exuberant native island culture and you've got a good start on New Zealand.
What Do Travellers Do All Day?: #22 – My Non-Adrenalised Version of the North Island – Coromandel Peninsula to Auckland, New Zea
Pigeon poo, sulfur water, Maori war paint and Macbeth await – yet there's still so much Meg doesn't get to see.
What Do Travellers Do All Day?: #22 – My Non-Adrenalised Version of the North Island – Coromandel Peninsula to Auckland, New Zea
Pigeon poo, sulfur water, Maori war paint and Macbeth await – yet there's still so much Meg doesn't get to see.
What Do Travellers Do All Day?: #20 – Looking Doubtful – Manapouri to Wellington, New Zealand
Avalanche warnings can't stop this bungee jumper and novice boarder from getting her all out of the land of extreme sports.