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Tramping The Routeburn Track

The Routeburn track is one of New Zealand’s 9 ‘Great Walks’ – a collection of multi-day hikes, or ‘tramps’ showcasing the best of the country’s scenery and natural wonders. 986 more words

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We arrived in Queenstown a day before a marathon so it was one of the busiest weekends. Luckily we were able to get a last minute room at Base Hostel, a generic hostel with not the best reputation but we only needed to stay for two nights so we managed. 218 more words

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Friday Five...

It’s been a tough week in the partition. That’s sort of normal for January- and February- but this week has been super hard. I think it’s because everyone, well nearly everyone, is back at work. 614 more words


Photo Essay: Driving New Zealand

A day-trip from Christchurch to Queenstown

By Kate Blalock, contributor

Our adventure in New Zealand began with a day trip down to Queenstown.  We rented our car and set out early that morning; it took a little bit to get used to driving on the opposite side of the road, and reading speed limit signs in km! 314 more words

Moke Lake: Boxing Day in the mountains

The Boxing Day weekend was forecast the best weather during Christmas so we decided to take the opportunity and go camping. It’s hilarious really on reflection: I have always been known as the one that prefers glamping (at least, preferably a hotel!) but since living in New Zealand, to be honest, this country is best enjoyed off the beaten track and away from tourists, which has led us to prefer much more basic camp sites. 941 more words


Paradise to Bungy Jumping


Christmas but with a difference,  drive along the lakeside to Glenorchy and onto Paradise ! The Stunning twisty lakeside road with views over the bright blue lake Watapitu  to the mountain ranges on the other side. 192 more words