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    Thumbs up Touring and Tramping in New Zealand

    Hi Guys,

    I was just reminiscing about a trip I took to NZ a couple of years ago and dug out the photos so I could share them with you. I was truly amazed at the beauty of the place as I travelled around North and South Islands in a little camper van and took the ferry over to Stewart Island for a bit of tramping and hunting for the elusive kiwi (didn't get to see any!).

    I know it's the other side of the world, but if you ever get the chance, I'd definitely recommend going there. Anyway, to the photos:

    On the road to Millford Sound


    IMG_0129 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Half Moon Bay, Oban, Stewart Island


    IMG_0117 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Milford Sound at Dawn


    IMG_0148 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Tramping track Stewart Island rainforest


    IMG_0112 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Horseshoe Bay, Stewart Island


    IMG_0109 by newsxter, on Flickr

    A 'bushcraft' type public telephone, Stewart Island!


    IMG_0108 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Road stop in Dunedin, South Island


    IMG_0086 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Huka Falls, South Island


    IMG_0031 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Coming into Stewart Island by boat


    IMG_0066 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Outside Whangarei, North Island


    IMG_0020 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Creek and falls, Dunedin, South Island


    IMG_0085 by newsxter, on Flickr

    Hope you enjoyed these.

    Steve
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    Hi Steve - so it you in that camper van that cut me up on the Coromandel northbound road then...!

    I love NZ. Toured north Island for a week a couple of years ago and just completely fell in love with the place, it just fitted like a glove, difficult to explain, just felt right. Pity, because there's no chance I'll ever get to live there...!

    As you say, anyone who gets the opportunity to visit NZ should take it, great place.
    Don't sweat the small stuff - and it's ALL small stuff...!

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    Could well have been Paul. There's some bloody swervy bends up the Coromandel!

    Steve
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    I love NZ too. Been over there several times over the years even went to school out there when I was 15 (got family out there). Best place in the world is River Mouth , bleak salt marshes on the way from Tauranga to Gisborn. Will see if I can dig my photos out !
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    lived there for 2 years 07 to 09 in kingston just outside queenstown its not all its cracked up to be good hunting though.

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    Hi Sis-in-law
    Lets hope 1 day you reach the unreachable...thinking of you all back home ..NZ is awesome but I do like a bit of city life occasionally (love Auckland)...bit too quie for me here in sleepy Mercer..and bugga I wish we had a Tesco's ..lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Woodchip View Post
    I love NZ too. Been over there several times over the years even went to school out there when I was 15 (got family out there). Best place in the world is River Mouth , bleak salt marshes on the way from Tauranga to Gisborn. Will see if I can dig my photos out !

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    Superb, lots of responses! Any of you Kiwi/philes able to explain what the Moeraki boulders (Otago coast) are all about?

    I was only on the beach for about half an hour but was blown away by these round spheres.

    Steve
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    BTW, Mrs Woodchip - get the photos out. I'm sure we'd all like to see 'em.

    Steve
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