Monthly Archives: January 2010

World Trip 2009-2010: Day 66 – Christchurch to Sydney to Melbourne, Australia

A very early start with a 3.50 am alarm and I was off to drop Erin, Jason and Kara at the Christchurch Airport for their 6.25 am flight direct to Melbourne. We had a small problem getting there due to … Continue reading

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World Trip 2009-2010: Day 65 – Greymouth to Hanmer Springs to Christchurch, New Zealand

Our last day of major driving saw us stop off in Hanmer Springs for their famous Thermal Pools. Basically you get to move between a lot of different pools at varying temperatures. The hottest ones smell due to the sulphur, … Continue reading

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World Trip 2009-2010: Day 64 – Fox Glacier to Greymouth, New Zealand

We started today with a small hike to the Franz Josef Glacier which was actually more impressive than Fox Glacier, maybe due to the clearer weather. From here we set off for Shantytown. Now Andrew didn’t really get into the … Continue reading

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World Trip 2009-2010: Day 63 – Queenstown to Fox Glacier, New Zealand

With the trip winding down we said goodbye to beautiful Queenstown and left for Fox Glacier but first we stopped off at Arrowhead a historic town set up during a gold rush era with lots of old wooden style house. … Continue reading

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World Trip 2009-2010: Day 62 – Queenstown, New Zealand

Today it was me and Kara on a jetboat on Lake Wakatipu and beyond. We just missed the 10 am ride but got onto the 11 am for 1 hour of thrills. Kara bravely sat on the side of the … Continue reading

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World Trip 2009-2010: Day 61 – Milford Sound, New Zealand

Today saw a 5 am alarm and my first day of driving in New Zealand. With a 600 km round trip to Milford it would have been very unfair for Jason to drive the entire distance. I took the first … Continue reading

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World Trip 2009-2010: Day 60 – Dunedin to Queenstown, New Zealand

After a visit to the steepest road in the world, Baldwin Street, we headed off to the Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Factory. As the tour wasn’t suitable for children Jason and Erin went to a local park after getting breakfast. The … Continue reading

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