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New Zealand, South Island, Part I

After spending 2,5 months in Sydney, it was time to go to New Zealand. So on the 17th of march, St Patrick’s Day, I boarded the plane from Sydney Airport and flew to Christchurch. 1,292 more words


A Walk in Wanaka

Lake Wanaka is just over an hour’s drive from Queenstown and is home to the township of Wanaka. Day trips to this neighbouring town were a highlight of my time on the South Island. 725 more words

Queenstown: Questions

Returning home is difficult after a week off. At times, I have been known to struggle after a weekend away. Imagine the debilitating travelling blues that have overcome me after a year living and working in what has to be the most beautiful town on the planet. 1,168 more words


Kaikoura is a popular stop for tourists seeking wildlife attractions, it has everything from seals, dolphins, whales to albatrosses.

We stayed here for two nights to make sure that we had time to see everything this little seaside town had to offer. 640 more words


Hamner Springs

Hamner Springs is a small adventure packed holiday destination that sits 90 minutes north of Christchurch. Its a popular location for kiwi holiday makers and attracts many tourists of which it relies on. 679 more words



Tekapo is a very small town between Duneden and Christchurch. Its home to a few thousand residents and an amazing surrounding.

With the Southern Alps in the background and Mount Cook looking down on you its the perfect place to sit and appreciate where you are and what your doing. 212 more words



Christchurch is the largest city in the South island and is home to some 350,000 people. Its the third largest city in New Zealand behind… 697 more words