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Day 118: Queenstown 

9th February


We woke up from a rather sleepless night due to the heavy rain that lasted all night and drove through Te Anau and through to Queenstown, stopping at Devils Staircase. 202 more words

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Day 117: Milford Sound

8th February

Milford Sound

From Lake Manapouri, we drove 20 minutes direct to Te Anau, where we stopped at the information centre to look at walks along the Milford Highway. 360 more words

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Day 116: Catlin Coast

Today we explored the Catlins, driving along part of the Southern Scenic Drive.

Our first stop at Jacks Blowhole. The walk to the blowhole was an hour return through the New Zealand countryside. 336 more words

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Day 115: Dunedin 

6th February


We began our day by heading in Oamaru’s town centre, in particular to see it’s Victorian precinct which has been well preserved with the original warehouse and cart houses in working order. 251 more words

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Day 114: Aoraki National Park 

5th February

Mt Cook

Yippee – Mt John Observatory was open this morning so we headed up on our way out. The observatory is 1032 m high and it was freeeeeeezing up there, but we had great views over the MacKenzie district. 254 more words

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Franz Josef

We started the week with a plan of stopping over in either Fox Glacier or Franz Josef and just going on the glacier valley walk and seeing some lakes, which were incredible – but we didn’t get the money shot at Mirror Lake (the reflection of the mountains in the water.) By the end of the week we were flying over the top of both Fox Glacier and Franz Josef with a quick stopover at Mt. 401 more words

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Milford Sounds Wonderful

Our next stop on our journey was Queenstown to fill up on petrol and stretch our legs before making the three-hour drive down to Te Anau. 592 more words

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