Category Archives: New Zealand

The Great Taste Trail – Nelson, NZ

With the car loaded up and the bikes on the back we headed for Wellington and the Bluebridge Ferry. I hadn’t been on the ferry since I was about 18 and here I was doing two crossings in as many … Continue reading

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Tour Aotearoa 2018 – New Zealand

Tour Aotearoa is one of the world’s great bike packing trips: stretching 3000 kilometres from Cape Reinga to Bluff in New Zealand it follows a combination of cycle trails, tracks, paths and lanes connected by the most enjoyable country roads … Continue reading

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Hobbiton – Matamata, NZ

Back in May we were fortunate enough to be given free tickets to visit Hobbiton.  Hobbiton is located just outside Matamata in the Waikato region of New Zealand and has been nicknamed Hobbiton.  It was originally used to film parts … Continue reading

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“Making New Zealand Great Again” with the Swissies

We were very lucky to have our Swiss friends, Karin & Elvis, come and visit us in NZ this summer.  They were in NZ for a month and we got to spend about three weeks of this time with them. … Continue reading

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The finest walk in the world – Milford Track Day 2

The real walk begins today – 16km to Pompolona Lodge : ). After making our lunches and a delicious breakfast we assembled out the front of Glade House at 8.30am – very civililised.   First up we crossed the suspension … Continue reading

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The finest walk in the world – Milford Track Day 1

The Milford Track is a widely known tramping (hiking) route in New Zealand – located amidst mountains and temperate rain forest in Fiordland National Park in the southwest of the South Island. The 53.5 km hike starts at Glade Wharf … Continue reading

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Mountains to the Sea (nearly) Cycle Trip – Whanganui River & The Flying Fox

We awoke on day three to a mist shrouded river although it didn’t take long for the cloud to burn off.  The plan today was to canoe for a couple of hours down the Whanganui River and then cycle approximately … Continue reading

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