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Kaikoura Whale Watch

June 10, 2013 at 10:54 AM

I had forgotten how close Kaikoura was to the Southern Alps until a recent trip. It was a beautiful drive heading south from Marlborough, complete with seals sunning themselves on the rocks alongside the highway.

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Ski Cardrona

May 7, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Just 45 mins drive from Queenstown Airport or 35 mins from Wanaka, Cardrona Alpine Resort is one very cool place to visit (if you'll excuse the pun!).

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The Road to The Coromandel

April 22, 2013 at 7:18 AM

We bought our first bach in Pauanui back when the kids were still cute, and have been regularly driving the road to the Coromandel on a Friday night / Sunday afternoon return for the last 10 years.

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Winter Roads - Beware Black Ice

April 11, 2013 at 11:44 AM

Navigating winter conditions on South Island roads requires awareness and caution, particularly regarding the notoriously dangerous phenomenon — black ice. Black ice forms when moisture from fog, light rain or melted snow on the road drops to 0 degrees or lower.

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Goodbye Pork Pie...We're Taking this Car to Invercargill

March 26, 2013 at 8:18 AM

Following in the tyre tracks of the Blondini Gang, in the iconic Kiwi movie 'Goodbye Pork Pie' 48 minis will be driving in procession from Kaitaia to Invercargill this Easter 2013.

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A perfect lazy Sunday in Oamaru

March 18, 2013 at 2:04 PM

We came for the penguins and enjoyed so much more.   It was a spectacularly gorgeous Sunday when we arrived in Oamaru on our road trip from Christchurch to Dunedin.

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Southward Car Museum, Paraparaumu

March 10, 2013 at 4:15 PM

Set in 6 hectares of beautiful grounds in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast is a veritable treasure of automotive memorabilia.

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Travelling with the Kids

February 28, 2013 at 11:30 AM

It all sounds so magical - a road trip around New Zealand with the kids.   Introducing them to new places, taking in the major sights as well as adventuring off the beaten track.

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Te Paki Sand Dunes, Northland

February 21, 2013 at 10:01 AM

One of the highlights of our trip up North last year was sand boarding the Te Paki sand dunes.

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Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin

February 19, 2013 at 1:03 PM

Dunedin is a really beautiful city and we spent longer there than anywhere else in the South Island (having done Christchurch and Queenstown on a previous visit). One of the highlights of our time there was our trip on the Taieri Gorge Railway.

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