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Kaikoura

Kaikoura is the whale watching capital of New Zealand. But after spending close to 3 weeks on the road, we did not have any energy or enthusiasm left. We took a short drive to see yet more seals, but spent most of … Continue reading

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Nelson to Kaikoura

From Nelson, we headed on to Queen Charlotte Drive to take in the beautiful sounds of this part of the island. The scenery was spectacular, helped by the fact that it was bright, sunny day. After a short walk along the drive, … Continue reading

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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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