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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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Pair Bonding, Maukatia Takapu Refuge, Muriwai: by graynomadsusa, Views[3]
 
An unexpected gift keeps love alive, Maukatia Takapu Refuge, Muriwai: by graynomadsusa, Views[3]
 
May I please have some more, Sir  Maukatia Takapu Refuge, Muriwai: by graynomadsusa, Views[3]
 
Feeding time, Maukatia Takapu Refuge, Muriwai: by graynomadsusa, Views[3]
 
Gannets and Surfers, Maukatia Takapu Refuge, Muriwai: by graynomadsusa, Views[3]
 
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Muriwai Gannet Colony

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [7]

WE WERE IMPRESSED WITH THE MURIWAI GANNET COLONY in 2005 when we were fledgling birders and we were still impressed on Saturday.  Hundreds of gannets who call Muriwai home covered the cliffs and the tops of two sea stacks just offshore while others ... Read more >

Photos: North Island

Sat, 15 Feb 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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Auckland Forecast: Hardly Sunny

Fri, 14 Feb 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [10]

BARELY A DAY HAS PASSED AND THE CRUISE seems a distant memory.  We hopped on the airport bus, picked up our shiny black Suzuki Swift and went in search of Sunny Holiday House, only about 10K from the harbor.  We waited out the three hours ... Read more >

Cruise Recap: Don't Mess With Mother Nature!

Thu, 13 Feb 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [26]

NEW ZEALAND IS SURELY ONE OF GOD’S BETTER EFFORTS.  While the country is always beautiful, if the sun is shining New Zealand can be freakin’ spectacular.  When a 20 th Century edition of Lonely Planet from our first visit ... Read more >

A Rare Visit to Stewart Island on Waitangi Day

Fri, 7 Feb 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Views [23]

A FRIEND COMPLAINED AFTER TAKING THE SAME NOORDAM CRUISE (in reverse) that he didn’t get to see enough of New Zealand.  Lack of time is my major gripe with cruises in general — that and the fact that ports, like railroad stations, seldom ... Read more >

Photos: Cruising from Sydney to Auckland

Sat, 1 Feb 2020 | By graynomadsusa | Photo Gallery


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Hidden Island 35!

Fri, 20 Sep 2019 | By kiwiaoraki | Views [71]

Another milestone birthday it is for me today. I'm 35, believe it or not. My tradition of going to a special place continued today as Craig Smith and a couple of his mates, Karen and Mike, and I would jump aboard his fishing boat and cruise across Lake ... Read more >

Photos: Auckland 2019

Sat, 31 Aug 2019 | By shaz | Photo Gallery


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On countdown

Sun, 7 Jul 2019 | By nomad_kiwis | Views [90]

In 2 weeks time I head off to the USA again for a month, two trips in one year wow! This trip has been in the planning for a couple of years. I am riding over there with my friend and her partner (he's on the back) we are riding LA to South Dakota return.... Read more >

Photos: Queen Charlotte Drive

Wed, 8 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

We've enjoyed this drive since our first visit to NZL in 2005. However, we have noticed that the trees, bushes, and other vegetation have grown up to the point where almost all of view to the Marlborough Sound is obscured (except for a few widely scattered ... Read more >
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Photos: Moeraki Boulders

Mon, 6 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

The Moeraki Boulders (https://www.moerakiboulders.com/) are a group of large spherical “stones” on New Zealand’s Otago coast (about halfway between Timaru and Dunedin).
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Photos: Taieri Gorge Train

Sun, 5 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

This is one of our FAVORITE NZL activities! We rode the train during our previous visit and were eager to repeat the experience. There were plenty of folks on the train despite the cool autumn weather ... probably because our execursion was on the weekend.... Read more >
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Photos: Larnach Castle

Sat, 4 May 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

As we made our way north from Alexandra to Auckland, we stopped in Dunedin for a couple of nights. The Taieri Gorge train was one highlight for us -- Larnach Castle (https://www.larnachcastle.co.nz/) was the other.
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Photos: Doubtful Sound Cruise

Tue, 30 Apr 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

Since we had cruised Milford Sound on our previous trip to NZL, we wanted to see what Doubtful Sound had to offer. Scenery was wonderful as ever and the trip to the Sound included both boat and bus excursions. We also appreciated the fact that the sand ... Read more >
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Photos: Otago Rail Trail

Sat, 27 Apr 2019 | By taylortreks | Photo Gallery

Kent rode a bicycle on a portion of the Otago Rail Trail, a cycle track laid on the abandoned railway bed in the Otago region. There are several tour operators for the Otago Rail Trail, but there are none better than Bike It Now. Whether a novice or enthusiast, ... Read more >
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