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Swimming With Dolphins In Akaroa

As the title so plainly suggests, Tom and I did indeed go swimming with dolphins. However the experience was very far from plain, in fact it was without a doubt my most valued memory of this entire trip. 863 more words

NZ South Island

The Simple Life: Hostel Managers

Many of our family members have been longing to read this post ever since we told them that we would be managing a hostel in Greymouth. 740 more words

NZ South Island

Day 126: Abel TasmanĀ 

17th February

Abel Tasman

We first drove to Motueka, which is classed as the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park, to get some maps for the day so we could see as much of Abel Tasman as possible. 239 more words

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Day 125: St ArnaudĀ 

16th February

Nelson Lakes

We were woken up this morning to an air raid siren. We later discovered that this was a call for the town’s volunteer fire brigade to report for duty. 102 more words

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Day 124: Hanmer Springs & Kaikoura

15th February

Hanmer Springs & Kaikoura

Hanmer Springs Thermal Pools was first on the agenda for the day. We arrived ready for the 10 am opening. 132 more words

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Day 123: Arthurs Pass

14th February

Arthurs Pass

As it was Valentine’s Day Andy thought it would be nice to have a different kind of breakfast today, so we had scrambled egg and smoked salmon on toasted bagels. 150 more words

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Day 122: Glaciers

13th February

Franz Josef & Fox Glacier

Phew! No achy arms from our kayaking yesterday.

Our day started with a walk to Fox Glacier. We could get to about 200 m from the glacier. 184 more words

NZ South Island