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Lake Kaniere and Dorothy Falls

Lake Kaniere and Dorothy Falls

One thing we didn't do back in 2007 was explore Hokitika Gorge and we were keen to visit it this time around! However after waking up and swopping over our campervan the heavens opened and rain set in for the day. After a chat with Kevin (at Links View Holiday Park)....

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Hokitika

Hokitika

With a slight nervousness, we set off north towards Hokitika, stopping briefly at Franz Josef for supplies and to post letters home. As we drove on the twisting and turning New Zealand roads, yet again we had campervan problems, so we decided we would stop at the...

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West Coast to Fox Glacier

West Coast to Fox Glacier

After our campervan problems of the day before, we decided we would drive cautiously today up towards Fox Glacier and once we had a phone signal we'd contact the rental company. Just to put it into perspective this is the route we drove, with a campervan that was...

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Cromwell to Wanaka and beyond

Cromwell to Wanaka and beyond

Having arrived back in Cromwell too late to experience the Otago wines after our day in Queenstown, we were talking to the staff in the Top 10 Campsite office and discovered that there was a vineyard a few minutes away that opened for tasting at 10am so we decided we...

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Omaru to Queenstown (and back to Cromwell)

Omaru to Queenstown (and back to Cromwell)

After our first freedom camping experience, we were ready to drive out to Queenstown, given it was winter and we'd read a lot of warnings about some of the alpine roads we were a little nervous about driving over Lindis Pass. We needed to refuel so checked with the...

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Whitby in January

Whitby in January

For those that don't know Whitby is a traditional Victorian seaside town in Yorkshire, most known for its stunning abbey. As we were all craving a view of the sea, we decided that it would be nice to take a break here as it is one of the closest seaside towns to our...

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The Bees Reflections

The Bees Reflections

So we've been home for just over 2 months now and it has taken time to adjust. We still haven't finished writing blogs as life has taken over, however, we thought we'd write a reflection of our trip and how it has changed us. Travelling wasn't our only highlight of...

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Heading Down the East Coast

Heading Down the East Coast

We headed down the winding roads from Akaroa towards Ashburton where we stopped for lunch - to be honest, there isn't much here and we should have planned our stop better!! We then continued down the East Coast towards Timaru arriving in the late afternoon. After...

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Carry on camper

Carry on camper

An early start for Sarah as she volunteered to walk to start the process of collecting our home on wheels from Apollo - after hearing that there can be long wait times involved. Fortunately, Sarah sorted everything out so quickly that she was able to come to collect...

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Return to New Zealand – 11 years on

Return to New Zealand – 11 years on

Hours waiting in Melbourne airport, delayed flight, lack of food on disappointing Virgin airlines, but we are back in New Zealand - 11 years and 1 month after last being here. A most welcoming passport control...

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