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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Akaroa – Day 6 – Re-Post

This was our first real taste of the Southern Isle, we had our own car and could stop and start whenever we wanted. Even though the weather was terrible this little town found a spot in my heart. Actually I loved the whole area. I think Christchurch was one of my favourite towns in NZ,…

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Rotorua – Day 4 – Re-post

This day trip was certasinly a must do again on our recent trip, as we only did a small portion this trip. We gave up the Glow Worms on the 2019 trip and spent the whole day at the Thermal Wonderland park and saw all of it instead…fantastic day, but so tiring Rotorua, Wai-O-Tapu Mud…

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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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Auckland – Day 2 – Re-Post

Coninuting with my re-post of old travles, this is Day 2 from New Zealand 2015 We again had a fairly early start, we found a cafĂ© around the corner to grab some breakfast and coffee on the go, We were picked up by Time Unlimited Tours, our driver Daniel (Swiss) very knowledgeable and took us…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 21

No rest for the wicked, as they say…our last full day here in New Zealand and we wanted to make the most of it, but at the same time, so footsore and weary, we have been on the go for three weeks, and today were feeling it. We decided to do some fun stuff, still…

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Our New Zealand Adventure – Day 20

Day 20 found us in Hamilton, which to be honest was not really on our list of places to go, just kind of where we ended up, and so happy we did. Our first stop was Hamilton Botanical Gardens, I had been told if I ever got the chance to visit, so we did. Now,…

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Tuesday’s Textures…

I found this rather unique and textural plant in several places while we were in New Zealand, apparently, it’s called a Teazel. During a visit to Howick Village, I came across this against a darkened doorway, brilliant sunlight and deep shadows behind…just perfectly framed and displaying the little spikes…just magnificent, how could I not take…

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Regular Random – Birds, Bees & Butterflies

If I add up how much time I spent with each creature, it’s possible it all adds up to five minutes, they are often so quick a minute or so is all you have. These were all taken on a morning stroll in Hamilton Gardens, New Zealand, such a marvellous place to visit – would…

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