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15. Back on the Road

Just under four weeks ago I packed up my life and left Wanaka. It was hard; I had a home, a tight group of friends, a boyfriend, a comfortable job, exciting hobbies and a hell of a lot of great memories there, and perhaps the most devastating aspect was the fact that it was the last place in New Zealand in which I would have any of these things. 1,962 more words

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Pine-ing for Family Fun at Neudorf Olives

When Hanna told me that we were looking for a woman with pink hair I was a bit startled.  There was a woman on the WWOOFing website who had bright pink hair and seemed to be… different.   1,103 more words


Driving and drinking

After a 4 hour ferry journey across the Cook Strait we arrived in Picton – our first destination on the South Island (luckily, the tsunami warning that had been issued didn’t become a reality…). 1,026 more words

New Zealand - A Dream Comes True

This trip is quite a long time ago (February 2011), but when I think on this journey, it puts a smile on my face. I was in the middle of my studies in Austria and had a “semester break” of about one month, so I took the chance to realize one of my dreams which was going to New Zealand. 899 more words


The Abel Tasman Coast Track

My first New Zealand “GREAT WALK.” There are nine of them and they are supposedly New Zealand’s most “premier” hiking tracks. Of course, it’s all really debatable. 1,003 more words


Goodbye Kaiteriteri

Our last day in Kaiteriteri was bitter sweet. Because of our hard work, Caroline and Adi put us up for a day at the Abel Tasman National Park. 434 more words


Abel Tasman

Abel Tasman National Park is located between Tasman Bay and Golden bay at the top of the South Island. It was originally on my bucket list to kayak here but I chose to skydive instead.  604 more words