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NZ South Island West Coast Road Trip in Pictures

The drive from Queenstown along the west coast and up to Picton has some of the most beautiful scenery.  I will let the photo’s do the talking. 278 more words

Exploring Otago Region, NZ

Queenstown is a perfect location to spend a few days as your home base on the South Island.

From there, you can explore the Otago region for its lakes, glacier mountain pools, historic Gold Rush towns, and wineries. 531 more words

Happy Weekend

Hiking New Zealand | The Blue Pools

A hikers paradise, Mt Aspiring National Park offers a large number of incredible walks – through beautiful valleys, traversing mountain sides and along river circuits. With hikes lasting a number of hours to a few days, there are also some short walks available to those of us less seasoned hikers. 432 more words


New Zealand Tour: Wanaka to Franz Josef

 I’m writing this late. I’ve just finished a shift at work which came a bit out of the blue, so bear with me, because it’s only going to be a relatively short one. 760 more words


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