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New Zealand is a country of rare seismic beauty: glacial mountains, fast-flowing rivers, deep, clear lakes, hissing geysers and boiling mud. There are also abundant native forests, long, deserted beaches and a variety of fauna, such as the kiwi, endemic to its shores. Any number of vigorous outdoor activities - tramping (hiking), skiing, rafting and, of course, that perennial favourite, bungy jumping - await the adventurous. You can swim with dolphins, gambol with newborn lambs, whale-watch or fish for fattened trout in pristine streams and rivers.

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World Without End

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [31]

By Ken Follett, a good read, second book of his I've read. Talk about a corrupt society. Sadly it is a constant in our world. I had thought New Zealand to be less affected than other countries I have travelled in but I have come to realise that it is ... Read more >

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Tue, 20 Jun 2017 | By spaghettilegs | Photo Gallery

Christchurch - Lake Wanaka - family time - Roadtrip
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Thoughts on a bus

Sat, 20 May 2017 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [23]

 We see everything in terms of light and shade. If all colour were removed we would still see the scene because each item in the scene is a differing shade of grey. Think about that - each item! Each leaf on each tree of a forest, each blade of ... Read more >


Fri, 19 May 2017 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [48]

Apparently I'm 'WHITE', it's not a thing I have noticed myself much but lately it is hitting me often in the face especially on social media. I haven't noticed colour really in relation to people, friends and family, but I'm being asked to more and more.... Read more >

May B for Birthday

Wed, 17 May 2017 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [55]

I had a wonderful birthday this year. It was a lovely day and I couldn't think of anything more enjoyable than using my bike as it will get cold and gloomy soon enough. I rode to Maori class, the class was fun and interesting, my brain is not the best ... Read more >

Spinal fusion

Sat, 29 Apr 2017 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [52]

Not for me but for my daughter-in-law. Apparently it is a common, do it every day, operation now but it sounds seriously scarey to me! The operation was yesterday on the back of the neck and they go in through the front of the throat, do they use a cut ... Read more >

NZ - North Island Part 3 - The People

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 | By guild_family_of_3 | Views [75]

We were warned before we ventured North that the inhabitants of Northland, the northernmost province in New Zealand, are of a different variety. By this I am guessing they were referring to the observation that shoes and shirts are entirely optional, ... Read more >

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NZ - North Island Part 2 - The Beaches

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 | By guild_family_of_3 | Views [51]

THE BEACHES Tokerau beach is in the picturesque Doubtless Bay on the Karikari Peninsula, Northland, New Zealand. Gentle surf and gradually declining beaches made for a very safe play area for Conner. Even better, it took less than two minutes to walk ... Read more >

Tags: 90 mile beach, cape reinga, matai beach, tokerau beach

NZ - North Island Part 1 - The Bach

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 | By guild_family_of_3 | Views [57]

THE BACH This “traditional Kiwi bach” was both homey and quirky. Surrounded by a wide green lawn and a massive wrap around deck, the outside was perfect for hanging out and playing. Also, there was a playground right outside our front ... Read more >

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New Zealand - Getting to the North Island

Sat, 22 Apr 2017 | By guild_family_of_3 | Views [59]

THE JOURNEY I was really looking forward to some down time on the beach and not having to drive anywhere after our fairly fast paced month on the South Island. Our next Airbnb spot was a small bach in a nice, mellow cove, away from the city, no hosts ... Read more >

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Day 11 NZ: Whales, Walls and Water Slides

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 | By excellentadventure | Views [56]

Whale watching day! Perfect conditions for our hunt and in the end we saw a Sperm whale, Fur seals and Humpbacks. Very impressive, even what looked like a home made sonar devise to pickup the whale calls...But we found em and there was breaching involved! ... Read more >

Day 10 NZ: Spring Driving

Tue, 18 Apr 2017 | By excellentadventure | Views [27]

The loooong ass drive begins. SH1 closed due to earthquake repair so it's changed the route from 2 hours - 7 hours. But it's ok, our unofficial hitch hiker Sean 2 is going us for the ride to Christchurch. On our way we stopped off at picturesque Lake ... Read more >

Day 9 NZ: Ferry Good

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 | By excellentadventure | Views [26]

Up at 4:45, to get on the Interislander across to Picton on the South island. Good memories of Norway and the fjords. Quick stop in town then wine country, stopping at Moa brewery to cider, then Sean met us at Cloudy Bay. Sooooo nice just sitting in ... Read more >

Day 8 NZ: Dwellington

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 | By excellentadventure | Views [18]

Big sleep in. More rain but headed to Mt Victoria to have a soggy squizz at the view over Wellington. Then discovery for the rest of the day... Around the airport, cool houses all along the coast. Enjoyed a mighty fine cook up and gave us the chance ... Read more >

New Zealand - South Island Conclusion

Sun, 16 Apr 2017 | By guild_family_of_3 | Views [65]

THE CONCLUSION All in all, New Zealand’s South Island was an absolute joy and we can’t wait to go back some day. All done with the South Island, we had a leisurely breakfast at our favorite restaurant (the Darfield Bakery remained our ... Read more >

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