Category Archives: New Zealand

Bye bye South Island

We did spend forty fantastic days in New Zealand’s South Island. We’ve seen glaciers, fjords and iridescent blue lakes, dolphins, keas, kiwis, penguins, seals, millions of sheep and billions of sandflies. We even postponed our ferry to Wellington and our outbound flight from Auckland … Continue reading

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Christchurch and a long road trip back to the ferry

Three days left on the South Island and still a long way to the ferry in Picton. So we filled up the car in Twizel and got ready to put some miles on our tires. On the way back to … Continue reading

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Twizel – new capital of Gondor

For today we had booked a Lord of the Rings location tour with One Ring Tours in Twizel, the modern day capital of Gondor, which is significantly less impressive than the white city of Minas Tirith. Well in reality Twizel … Continue reading

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Mount Cook National Park

When people ask us what our favourite place in New Zealand was, Mount Cook National Park definitely ranks among the top five spots of our travel! The combination of Lake Pukaki’s turquoise water, a bright blue sky, golden grassland and … Continue reading

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Shag Point, giant marbles and highland salmon

On the coastal highway north of Dunedin the road sign to ‘Shag Point’ peaked our interest and we just had to check out where this was going 🙂 It turned out to be quite a normal little lookout with lots … Continue reading

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Dunedin

Dunedin is New Zealand’s most Scottish city with its own Tartan and everything. And true enough … in the evenings we heard bagpipes playing in the distance from our youth hostel window. . We spent the most relaxing three days in … Continue reading

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Penguins, dolphins and a curious possum

. The penguin family didn’t care too much about the rope that was laid out to keep the few tourists at bay and happily jumped right in front of the cameras. . When we returned to our tent in the … Continue reading

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