Monthly Archives: December 2008

Puzzling World – Wanaka

On the drive from Te Anau to Fox Glacier on Wednesday 31st Dec 2008 we passed through both Queenstown and Wanaka.  We left early in the morning and the initial part of the drive was through beautiful scenery but in … Continue reading

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The Drive to Milford Sound

The scenery at Milford Sound was spectacular but then so was the 2 hour drive in.

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Milford Sound

Tuesday 30th December was an early start as we took the 2 hour drive to Milford Sound. Celebrated for its pristine landscapes, and remote and rugged beauty, it is actually a fiord, rather than a sound. The boat cruise was … Continue reading

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Te Anau

From Dunedin we headed onto Te Anau which would be our base for seeing Milford Sound. The town sits on the edge of Lake Te Anau which is the largest lake in the South Island and largest in the country … Continue reading

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Onto Dunedin – New Zealand

We met mum and dad in Christchurch and stayed overnight in a hotel on the outskirts.  Then early on Saturday 27th December we headed off on a long drive to Dunedin.  Mum and dad picked up their own hire car … Continue reading

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Nelson – Christmas – New Zealand

Wednesday morning, after our Sea Kayaking, we headed off to Nelson where we would spend Christmas. We didn’t really do much in Nelson as being there mainly on Christmas Day meant most things were closed.  Also the area is famous … Continue reading

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Picton Area and Marlborough Sounds – New Zealand

Two nights in Picton was going to give us a chance to explore the Marlborough Sounds area.  Built around a very sheltered harbour, the town has an attractive seafront dotted with cafés, restaurants and various types of galleries. We took … Continue reading

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