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[5 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
Travelling to Wanaka – Day 50

The trip was moving on fairly rapidly at this point, and I was travelling down the West Coast of Southern New Zealand, aiming for Queenstown and Milford Sound. Today’s destination, though, was Wanaka – not far from Queenstown –, as it seemed like a good place to stop along the way.

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[2 Dec 2010 | No Comment | ]
HeliHiking the Fox Glacier – Day 49

As the morning brought with it a clear sky and bright sunshine, I knew there was a good chance that HeliHiking would be on today. I was looking forward to a great day.

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[22 Nov 2010 | 2 Comments | ]
Wasting Time with the Dreaded Sand Flies – Day 48

Today I learnt a very valuable lesson, but I had to learn it the hard way unfortunately. I also learnt that the rain is just as annoying here in New Zealand as it is back home in England. I hate the rain! Read on to discover the lesson that I learnt the painful way.

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[18 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Travelling to Fox Glacier – Day 47

The dreaded Friday 13th is upon me, and I wondered what devilry was waiting for me on this day. As it was, the rain was already pelting down outside, so it didn’t look too promising.

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[15 Nov 2010 | One Comment | ]
Hokitika via Tauranga and Pancake Rocks – Day 46

I’m off to Hokitika today, but I have a couple of excursions planned along the way. It feels like it could be an eventful day today, but we’ll see what the day brings..

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[8 Nov 2010 | No Comment | ]
Leaving Collingwood, Arriving at Westport – Day 45

Today I left Collingwood, yes I did, but it was a strange farewell, and one I hadn’t expected. My next stop was Westport, on the west – surprisingly – but first I had to say my goodbyes here.

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[31 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
The Farewell Spit Tour – Day 44

A tour of Farewell Spit was on the agenda today, as were a few other things, and it would turn out to be an exhausting day. But one that I shall remember and that’s for sure. Read on to see how the day panned out.

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[25 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Off to Collingwood, and to Somerset House – Day 43

I was off to Collingwood today to a backpackers called Somerset House. The name sounded lovely, and the location looked as though it would live up to the name. I was looking forward to getting there and seeing for myself.

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[18 Oct 2010 | One Comment | ]
Lake Rotoiti and Murchison – Day 42

Today is Mother’s Day back home. I’m not sure if it’s the same here in New Zealand, but I thought of my mum today and what she would be doing. I need to send an email later, and post a present if I could – although it would be hopelessly late. I hoped mum was having a good day.

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[11 Oct 2010 | No Comment | ]
Through the Mountains, Towards Nelson – Day 41

The difference in scenery is quite staggering as I found out in more detail today. I was headed for Nelson – as I had already booked a hostel here for the following night – and the roads that led me there were quite out of this world.