Monthly Archives: January 2010

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

Sunday 31 January 2010 Highlights: Business Class flight upgrade. 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. … Continue reading

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

Saturday 30 January 2010 Highlights: Thermal Pools at Hanmer Springs, A-League Wellington Phoenix Vs Adelaide Match Our last day of major driving saw us stop off in Hanmer Springs for their famous Thermal Pools. Basically you get to move between … Continue reading

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

Friday 29 January 2010 Highlights: Hiking around Franz Josef Glacier, Shantytown Heritage Park 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 … Continue reading

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

Thursday 28 January 2010 Highlights: Historic town of Arrowhead, Lake Matheson, Fox Glacier 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 … Continue reading

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

Wednesday 27 January 2010 Highlights: Jet-boating on Lake Wakatipu, Gondola Ride, Queenstown Casino Today it was me and Kara on a jet-boat on Lake Wakatipu and beyond. We just missed the 10 am ride but got onto the 11 am … Continue reading

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

Tuesday 26 January 2010 Highlights: Milford Sound Boat trip 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 … Continue reading

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

Monday 25 January 2010 Highlights: Dunedin Cadbury Chocolate Factory Tour 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 … Continue reading

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