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Geocaching

The Travelling Bees started Geocaching in October 2017, we will be sharing our finds on this page and at each location we will be leaving behind a special decorated stone. If you find one of our stones get in touch and let us know. You can send us an email hello@thetravellingbees.com or why not post a photo on our Facebook Page

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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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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