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Good vibes only

Finding good coffee can be awfully hard work back in the UK. I have found that despite what people say about New Zealand being behind with the times there are certainly many things they are getting right. 450 more words

Chilling out on the Clutha Gold Trail New Zealand

In contrast to the rigours of the mostly grade 3 (intermediate) Roxburgh Gorge trail, the Clutha Gold trail next day promises to be a relaxing grade 2. 505 more words


Back on the trail again -Roxburgh Gorge Trail Otago New Zealand

Its high summer here and high time I hit a trail again. I head for the Otago in the south island of New Zealand. This is to take on a couple of lesser known trails than the Otago Central Rail Trail I did in the spring – These are the Roxburgh Gorge Trail and the Clutha Gold Trail. 696 more words


Tongariro Crossing - Exploring Middle Earth Part II

The Tongariro Crossing is one of the most renown day hikes in the world. With over 13 miles of alpine terrain, the crossing is home to active volcanoes, emerald lakes, and red craters.   874 more words


Hobbiton & the Shire - Exploring Middle Earth Part I

If there is one thing that put New Zealand on the map, it is the Lord of the Rings trilogies. Needless to say, it is nearly impossible to travel throughout New Zealand and not run into Lord of the Rings memorabilia. 393 more words




We arrived in Christchurch just after lunch at All Stars Inn and I went straight out to explore the town. I strolled down to the pop-up restart mall , where I treated myself to a delicious hot chocolate. 139 more words

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Despite the miserable weather we set off on the hour long walk around Lake Matheson, which on a clear day gets the nickname ‘mirror lake’ for its incredible reflections of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman, however instead we saw plenty of rain! 91 more words

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