Queenstown – TeAnau – Day 12 – Re-Post

Considering it was February – Summer- it was so very cold, I mean COLD. We were not really prepared for it to be freezing and snow. We managed to pick up woolen hats and scarves and we wore so many layers of clothes. But it was such a beautiful part of the world. It got…

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Wanaka – Arrowtown – Queenstown – Day 10 – Re-Post

I menationed yesterday about things we got to see which are no longer there or as we saw them. The Lonely Tree at Wanaka is one of them. So many people have visited and photographed this tree in the lake with the mountain range in the background. Sadly my iamge is not the best it…

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Christchurch -Twizel – Wanaka – Day 8 – Re-Post

We were very fortunate on this trip to have experienced a few things that people can no longer see in it full glorious beauty. One was the Musuem in Rotorua and another is the Cghurch of the Good Shepherd, reportedly one of the most photographed little churches at least in NZ if not the world.…

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Mount Sunday (AKA Edoras) – Day 7 – Re-Post

As much as I really enjoyed this day trip, I doubt it is something I could not physically do now, so if we ever get back down this way, it’s something I will pass on, so happy I did it though! Woke to relatively clear skies again, as we were picked up and headed out…

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Auckland – Rotorua via Hobbiton Day 3 – Re Post

This was probably one of my favoruite things we did during our visit to NZ in 2015, was so excited when we went back in 2019, but there is nothing that compares to your first trip to Hobbiton! Again an early pick up for the first of our organized tours, Flexi Tours NZ. It was…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 12

After spending the night in the worst hotel, so hot and stuffy and noisy, no hot water to speak of so we gave up and left this little hell hole and quickly drove to Mata Mata and the Hobbiton Movie Set. We did this last time and we still loved it, although we did not…

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Tales from Middle Earth

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “What a Twist!.” Tell us a story — fiction or non-fiction — with a twist we can’t see coming. I will not say this is fiction or non-fiction, let’s face it truth can sometimes be stranger than fiction. It’s possibly an urban myth, but it’s still a…

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Queenstown – TeAnau – Day 12

It got really cold last night and the last few days of rain finally brought fresh sprinkle of snow to The Remarkable Ranges in the distance. It was still only just above freezing when we left Queenstown and headed out to Mossburn via Frankton and Kingston. We met our next Guide John who is an…

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Wanaka – Arrowtown – Queenstown – Day 10

Due to the rain, we managed a sleep in this morning. When we finally did get up the clouds had lifted so we headed back down to the lake to get some photos, finally got some shots of Mt Aspiring with Snow in the distance. Found The Tree in the Lake and took some more…

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Christchurch -Twizel – Wanaka – Day 8

Day dawned warm and sunny, as we bid farewell to Christchurch and made our way through McKenzie Country and stopped at Lake Tekapo, the gorgeous little bluff on which sits The Church of the Good Shepherd. Always crawling with photographers, and now a stern Minister hell bent on stopping people taking pictures – yeah right,…

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