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Flanders in NZ 12 - The 1st Great Walk

Yikes! Late post, but this week has been a bit busy at work…on to some story-time and beach photos!

Last time I was here I had the extreme pleasure of walking the Milford Track Great Walk. 733 more words

Hot Springs and Cold Nights

June 3-7, 2014

After an unforgettable morning with the seal pups, we decided to skip Kaikoura and head straight to Hanmer Springs. Hanmer is a geothermally active area southwest of Kaikoura, along the eastern edge of the Southern Alps. 1,691 more words

Flanders in NZ 9 - The 40hour Birthday

Who else has been following the World Cup? All of us down here get to wake up to early-morning matches. Occasionally, if we’re lucky, there’s a game on around lunchtime. 521 more words

NEW ZEALAND – Abel Tasman Coast Track

The case could be made that a visit to New Zealand is not complete unless you sample one of the “Great Walks,” a collection of nine multi-day treks that the DOC has cleverly promoted as the best on offer in New Zealand. 1,102 more words

World Travel

Abel Tasman

The first European to discover New Zealand was Abel Tasman, a Dutch explorer in the service of the Dutch East India Company, who with his two ships, the Heemskerck and the Zeehaen, sighted the west coast of the South Island on December 13, 1642. 710 more words

New Zealand

Abel Tasman paradise

Abel Tasman National Park next to Nelson on the Southern Island of New Zealand is amazing! Pristine beaches with lush forests and cabins from the department of conservation in which you can sleep. 25 more words