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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Mount Sunday (AKA Edoras) – Day 7

Woke to relatively clear skies again, as we were picked up and headed out to Mount Potts Station to see and climb Mount Sunday (Yikes). It was called Mount Sunday as supposedly all the local Sheep Herders (Shepherds) would gather and climb this rather large hill on the Sunday off from work and get roaring…

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Auckland – Rotorua via Hobbiton Day 3

Again an early pick up for the first of our organized tours, Flexi Tours NZ. It was a very pretty, but long drive out to Matamata, where The Shire; movie set for Hobbiton is. On a private sheep farm owned by the Alexanders, 1250 acres. Through some very pretty but very dry country side. They…

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