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New Zealand Trip Day 15 – New Plymouth to Tirau

100322 New Plymouth to Tirau

This is my fourth trip to New Zealand’s North Island and there are very few touristy things there that I haven’t seen. Number 14 of the top 101 things Kiwis should see is the glow worm caves in Waikato (Maori for “We’d call it Wall Drug Store but that’s already […]

New Zealand Trip Day 14 – Masterton to New Plymouth

100321 Masterton to New Plymouth

Okay, so let me tell you about Steve and Diana’s amazing place.

First, I have to mention the amazing BBQ dinner Steve and Diana laid on for us. Three kinds of meats potatoes, salads, breads, and much, much more.

Secondly you should know we bought Y’s Acres in Canby in […]

New Zealand Trip Day 13 – Picton to Masterton

100320 Picton to Masterton

Spent the night in Picton at “The Atlantis” backpackers. For those of you who are not familiar with backpackers, they are what some might call “youth hostels”. They tend to be designed for people travelling on the cheap, maybe camping or, well, backpacking around the country and are just looking for […]

New Zealand Trip Day 12 – Ruby Bay to Picton

100319 Ruby Bay to Picton

Up early to get the kids off to school so mum and dad can spend the rest of the day playing tour guide for us three.

Charmaine has a very high rev internal motor that makes her go, go, go and Devin has learned to keep up with her. So, […]

New Zealand Trip Day 11 – Greymouth to Ruby Bay

100318 Greymouth to Ruby Bay

Awake at yet another Top 10 campground. Nice place packed full of kids on some sort of school trip.

I was just about to get in the shower when a pack of kids rushed around and took all the showers. Grrr.

After the wait and the shower I went back […]

New Zealand Trip Day 10 – Fox Glacier to Greymouth

100317 Fox Glacier to Greymouth

Kia Ora and Erin go Bragh it’s St. Patrick’s Day in New Zealand. They don’t seem to celebrate it much except at the pubs as an opportunity to increase sales.

It rained heavily during the night, but managed to get a decent night’s sleep in our low budget accommodations. […]

New Zealand Trip Day 9 – Alexandra to Fox Glacier

100316 Alexandra to Fox Glacier

Experienced the morning madness that happens with three kids getting ready to catch the bus for school at Jane and Chris’s house, and then said our goodbyes.

Then it was off to catch up with another school mate of Brenda, Jean Gibson who Brenda only found out from Jane […]

New Zealand Trip Day 8 – Cromwell to Alexandra

100315 Cromwell to Alexandra

Light day of travel.

We drove from the cabin into “Historic Cromwell” for breakfast. I had a nice frittata and Brenda and Jean had bacon and egg butties.

I spent the morning bloging the previous three days while Brenda and Jean got a private a tour of the Clyde Dam. […]

New Zealand Trip Day 7 – Te Anau to Cromwell

Leisurely Sunday morning. As usual when couples stay at a cabin for a weekend there’s plenty of leftovers that need to be eaten before checking out. I had a brunch of salad, spelt bread, hummus, oat bran, and gorged on Hokey Pokey ice cream because we wouldn’t be able to bring it with us. That […]

New Zealand Trip Day 6 – Milford Sound and Fiordlands

Milford Sound and Fiorlands

One of the “must sees” if you tour the South Island, and especially if you make it to the west, if the Milford Sound in Fiordland National Park. There are several other spectacular sites and fiords to see if you’ve got the time, but if you’re only rushing through like typical […]