Tag Archives: New Zealand

Christchurch and Home

Friday 2nd January 2009 we drove from east to west – Hokitika to Christchurch – over Arthurs Pass.  This was a spectacular drive.     We had a few days in Christchurch before flying out.  One of the highlights was … Continue reading

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Hokitika

Thursday 1st January 2009 was overnight in the small coastal town of Hokitika. Aside from it’s black beaches – which we enjoyed – the town is famous for Jade and has galleries and artist studios everywhere.    

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Fox Glacier

We arrived at Fox Glacier late on Wednesday 31st December so it was not until the Thursday we would be able to head up and have a look. The next morning was foggy which meant we had to wait. So … Continue reading

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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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