Monthly Archives: October 2014

Mackenzie Country

Mackenzie Country New Zealand  Travelling through the Mackenzie Country of New Zealand was one of my favourite parts of the South Island.  It reminded me a lot of fall in the States with the change in colour of the leaves

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Kaikoura New Zealand

Kaikoura New Zealand I knew I wanted to stop in Kaikoura to go whale watching.  Its the number one activity and I love whale watching.  Imagine my disappointment when it got cancelled in the morning and the afternoon session was

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Air New Zealand Safety Video

Safety is fantasy in Air New Zealand’s latest Hobbit star-studded in-flight safety video, directed by Taika Waititi. Air New Zealand has released its new safety video which, weighing in at more than four-and-a-half-minutes, has been aptly titled The Most Epic

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Wanaka New Zealand

Wanaka New Zealand Oh Wanaka how pretty you are with your lake and surrounded by mountains, the laid back lifestyle and tranquility of it all.  Wanaka relaly is a beautiful place to visit and sometimes gets overlooked as people rush

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Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand

First, a little background on Franz Josef Glacier New Zealand. Franz Josef Glacier is located in Westland Tai Poutini National Park on the West Coast of the South Island, 5 kilometres from Franz Josef township where we stayed for the

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Burger Wellington Winner – Charley Noble

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Burger Wellington Winner – Charley Noble I didn’t get a chance to try to burger from Charley Noble during Wellington on a Plate but when I heard they won and they would continue to sell the burger for two weeks

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit New Zealand

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited New Zealand from April 7-16 2014. On their last day in NZ I went to see them at Civic Square. It didn’t start out as the nicest day but there was a brief

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Kayaking Abel Tasman

Kayaking the Abel Tasman with Sea Kayak NZ The day began with a transfer from Nelson to Marahau. Paddling offshore we headed to Tonga Island and its New Zealand fur seal colony. From there we kayaked further North to experience

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Nelson New Zealand

Nelson New Zealand When my mom and sister came to visit I knew I wanted to take them around the South Island.  We spent three weeks travelling around the island with Magic Bus (which has now been bought out by KiwiExperience) stopping off at

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Moving to New Zealand from the US

Moving to New Zealand from the US Happy 10 year anniversary!!! I moved to New Zealand 10 years ago today. I might be a day or so off as when I flew from LA to Auckland I lost a day

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