Category Archives: New Zealand

Omarama, Mount Cook, Christchurch, and out

Just when we thought that New Zealand surely couldn’t have any more amazing scenery to show us, we round a corner and boom!… We’d started the day retracing our route through Fiordland, via Te Anau, and back to just outside … Continue reading

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Queenstown & Milford Sound

The South Island scenery really comes into its own as you move through glacier territory and start heading down Highway 6, first along the coast, then cutting inland between lakes Wanaka and Hawea, before reaching Queenstown which sits above and around Lake Wakatipu. … Continue reading

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Greymouth & Glaciers

The 5 hour drive down to Greymouth was, by New Zealand standards, relatively tame from a scenery perspective…an indication perhaps of just how spoiled we’ve been over the last couple of weeks.  As the relatively flat agricultural land passed by the best … Continue reading

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Marlborough & Abel Tasman

Our crossing of the Cook Straight, from Wellington in the North Island to Picton in the South, was by all accounts unusually calm, a relief after drinking a few more cocktails than planned with ‘Uncle Nige’ the previous evening.  The views as … Continue reading

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Kauri Coast, Rotorua, Tongariro, Wellington

A couple of hours drive west of Paihia we reached the Waipoua Kauri forests, stretching for some 20km’s along the north-west coast of New Zealand’s north island, and containing some true giants of the tree world.  Some of the kauri trees in … Continue reading

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New Zealand arrival, Auckland, and the Bay of Islands

When the travel agent assured us that the 45 minute transit window in Singapore for our Kathmandu-Singapore-Auckland flight was “not a problem”, we were dubious but took his assurance at face value.  However it came as no real surprise to … Continue reading

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