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Dunedin and Christchruch

So here come the last photos from New Zealand. Dunedin – We saw penguins, seals and albatrosses (only the baby ones, but they were still bigger than any bird i have ever seen!). The penguins were great! They swim individually into the beach, have a quick look around for sea lions (who eat them) and […]

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Queenstown and Wanaka

Just a very short entry. We visited Queenstown and Wanaka recently. In Queenstown we had another go at Luging, and saw some great views of the lake and played the most amazing mini golf ever! In Wanaka we went to Puzzle World where we got lost in the infuriating maze as well as visiting a […]

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Franz Jospeh Glacier

Visiting the Franz Joseph Glacier was definitely one of the highlights of the whole travels! We were extremely fortunate that we had a day without a cloud in the sky, meaning that we could visit the glacier via a HeliHike rather than a walk from the bottom. A HeliHike means a helicopter ride up and […]

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Waitomo and the Glow Worm Caves to Greymouth

For the first time in a long time we haven’t been taking many pictures! It started in the Glow Worm Caves (which were amazing!!) where you were not allowed to take photos. Then we took the overlander train (9 hours) to Wellington. 2 Days in Welly was followed by an exciting ferry ride over to […]

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Rotorua

We only ended up spending 2 days in Rotorua, but we managed to squeeze a fair amount into them. Tuesday morning we spent on the “luge”. It was much more fun than we anticipated with Friedi fairly flying down the slope by our 5th go! Then a quick trip to look at some Kiwis (the […]

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Hot Water Beach

Hot Water Beach is amazing. There are 2 underwater (hot) streams flowing beneath the beach that become uncovered 2 hours either side of low tide. Then all you need to do is search for the hot spots by digging in your feet (they change location slightly from day to day), and having found them dig […]

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Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga

After our 2 day stay in Whangarai we moved further north to the Bay of Islands. We stayed in the tiny little seaside town of Paihia where we visited the Treaty House where we brushed up on our New Zealand history. The next day we took a boat trip out to watch the dolphins and […]

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Whangarai and the Poor Knights Islands

Back in Auckland today after our little trip to the inventively named Northland, which is… you guessed it, up in the north of New Zealand! For the first 2 days we stayed in Whangarai and took a day trip out to the Poor Knights Islands. There we had a couple of great snorkelling sessions, at […]

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