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The 4 day Tongariro Northern Circuit - A Kiwi Moon Landing

April 8, 2015 at 3:55 PM

‘I think we should head north,’ Sarah said, as we sipped cocktails in Wellington. ‘I’d like to do the Tongariro Crossing.

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On the final day of summer holidays, I almost died... Matapouri, Northland, NZ

April 7, 2015 at 2:13 PM

On the final day of summer holidays, I almost died.  My name is Zara Jillings, I am 16 years old. It was a king tide when my friends and I ascended the rutted clay cliffs, using twisted tree branches for hand holds as we scrambled to the top.

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Tahunanui Beach in Nelson on a hot afternoon

April 7, 2015 at 2:05 PM

Nelson fills with visitors in the summer. I live here so I plan to stay home, gardening, swimming, reading in my favourite chair under the plum tree, till my work resumes in mid-January.

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Fun and friendship in Northland, a backpacker's story

April 1, 2015 at 9:14 AM

The story starts in Auckland where most of the backpacker story begins, it is about fun and friendship that you make along the way. It was right in the middle of the summer and we all had a calm down in our activities, perfect timing for a city break.

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Auckland - Summer 2014 - Our Journey Journal

April 1, 2015 at 8:42 AM

Day 1 (Christmas Eve): Drove out of the office carpark at 4pm – Woohoo!!! Let the Auckland staycation commence!  Licked a gelato at Mission Bay and hung out at the beach watching yachts racing in the molten silver waters near Motutapu.

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Nature Lover’s Paradise - The Oparara Arches

March 27, 2015 at 4:18 PM

Taking the road less travelled led me to love; the love of unspoilt virgin podocarp and beech forest, limestone arches and lush ferns and mosses of varying shades of green.   No longer do I think of green as one colour.

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The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

March 24, 2015 at 3:38 PM

New Zealand gets a lot of rain, so we knew that attempting the central North Island’s Tongariro Alpine Crossing in January was taking a risk with the weather.

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Motu Trails - Novice Bikers Hit the Trails

March 19, 2015 at 11:14 AM

Leaving our luggage at Motu Trails Limited’s base to be transported to our evening’s accommodation we set off.

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A Detailed Review of the Earnslaw Cruise in Queenstown

March 17, 2015 at 8:27 AM

The weather was stunning; we knew it would be hot so thought a day on the water would be a good idea. We wandered down to the waterfront after a late breakfast in Queenstown’s CBD and stumbled upon the Real Journeys booking office.

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Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Auckland

March 15, 2015 at 10:37 AM

The Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Auckland has added another level of vibrancy to an already buzzing Auckland City.

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