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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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Hobart Captures Our Hearts

Hobart Captures Our Hearts

Having spent the last two weeks driving around Tasmania, we ended our trip with 3 nights in it's 'capital' Hobart. This coastal city in the south of the country is nothing like any other city we have been too. Those that know us well, will tell you we are not city...

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Strahan to Port Arthur

Strahan to Port Arthur

On leaving Strahan we were headed to Port Arthur but decided that we needed to break up the journey and therefore booked ourselves a last minute stop at the beautiful Sassafras Springs in Ellendale, just north of Hobart. We drove out via Lake St Clair - a stunning...

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New Zealand Hospitality

New Zealand Hospitality

In New Zealand, we have struggled to keep the blog up to date due to lack of decent wifi, but we will be updating it with all our adventures once we arrive home in 2 weeks. Today we wanted to share a little about the wonderful hospitality we have received in New...

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Heading further west and up Cradle Mountain

Heading further west and up Cradle Mountain

After our second night in Launceston, we headed further west towards Liffey Falls. Our drive took us up some rather interesting roads – twisty and turning gravel roads with sheer drops – luckily our hire car did well despite us thinking we would be better with a 4x4!...

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Heading West in Tassie

Heading West in Tassie

From St Helens, we drove west towards Launceston. Our first stop was the lovely town of Binalong Bay on the edge of the Bay of Fires, we had a lovely walk on the rocks and beach and the girls enjoyed yet another Tassie playground. [gallery link="file" size="medium"...

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Washing on the Road

Washing on the Road

If you have read our blog about packing you will know that we have brought a minimal number of clothes away on our trip with us and therefore washing is a chore that we can’t escape from! Here is a little insight into how we have managed so far, and we’ve included the...

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The East Coast of Tasmania

The East Coast of Tasmania

Having recovered from our long flight to get here, we headed out to pick up our car via Subway for lunch! We had booked our car with Apex Car Rentals, who are a budget company but who we were incredibly pleased with and found ourselves driving off in a spacious...

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