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The (south) West Coast

During my first 3 days off I set off on a road trip to the south end of The West Coast region.  I began my journey just outside Oxford by visiting Springfield which is home to a lovely large scale donut that was erected to promote The Simpsons Movie and has since became a permanent feature.   939 more words


Haast Pass: Haast you must.

Graced by Franz Josef glacier to the north and Lake Wanaka to the south, the Haast pass finds itself the winding and eye opening drive leading all to amazement. 731 more words


Across the pass to Queenstown

FRANZ JOSEF, NEW ZEALAND  — We woke up to the sound of whirring engines overhead. The cool way to see Franz Josef Glacier is by helicopter, which drops you on top of the glacier for a guided hike, and apparently the low clouds weren’t keeping anyone away. 684 more words

Journey To Munich

Goodbye Sandflies and Rain - Day 17-19 

Although we have had more rain then we wished we are trying to be positive and are still enjoying our time in New Zealand. One thing we love about Australia and New Zealand (among few of the countries who work this way) is the restaurants. 986 more words

Okura to Wanaka . . . . . . over the Haast Pass

A mere 2 hour drive but lots of stops! My mission is to find where the actual Haast Pass is! We didn’t see a sign, I was disappointed. 528 more words

Train. Plane. BUS! - Wanaka

27th August

Today was a driving day but, in typical Stray style, this meant a lot to see on the way. Just be warned this post is mostly pictures and not hugely exciting commentary. 329 more words