Monthly Archives: February 2011

Punakaiki to Nelson

We had a long drive today from the West Coast on to the Northern part of the South Island. The highlight of the day was lunch at Jack Gasthof’s. I had not read about this place in the Lonely Planet … Continue reading

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Punakaiki

After all the rains of the previous day, today turned out to be a glorious sunny day. We left our hotel and made our way to Franz Josef Glacier. we didn’t have the time nor the inclination to view the glacier up … Continue reading

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Fox Glacier

Today, we walked on to Fox Glacier. It was a novel experience for both of us. The walk took us along temperate rainforests to a point a few hundred metres above the mouth of the glacier, where we put on … Continue reading

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Haast Pass

Today was a day spent mostly on the road, driving from Wanaka to Fox Glacier via Haast Pass. The day was a grey, cloudy one. Along the way, we stopped to view a couple of waterfalls. It turned out to … Continue reading

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Wanaka

Today was our first true rest day of the trip. We decided to stay one more night at Wanaka. After a lazy sleep in and a very late breakfast, we finally left the campsite at 2 PM and went to … Continue reading

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Wanaka

We left Queenstown at 10 AM and made our way to Glenorchy. The drive along the Lake was superb. On reaching Glenorchy, we decided to do one of the short walks in the region, the walk to Lake Sylvan. The … Continue reading

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Queenstown

Before leaving Te Anau, we took in 2 of the local attractions – the local wildlife (bird) centre and watching a short, but superb film on the Fiordlands called ‘Te Whatanui’. The bird centre was a small place with a … Continue reading

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