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Motu Trails - Novice Bikers Hit the Trails

19 March 2015

Leaving our luggage at Motu Trails Limited’s base to be transported to our evening’s accommodation we set off.  The first leg of the Motu Trails, the Dunes Trail, gently rises and falls across dunes for 11 kilometres giving views of the Pacific Ocean crashing onto the long sandy beach.  Dotted...

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A Detailed Review of the Earnslaw Cruise in Queenstown

17 March 2015

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.  We booked a family cruise on board...

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Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Auckland

15 March 2015

The Volvo Ocean Race Stopover in Auckland has added another level of vibrancy to an already buzzing Auckland City.  With the Eagles concert and the ICC Cricket World Cup helping to fill the city, all kinds of pop up stalls and attractions are filling the Wynyard Quarter, Silo Park and...

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Haast to Wanaka - A Drive Worth Taking!

12 March 2015

Our automatic Toyota Corolla from Omega proved to be the perfect vehicle for our recent 17 day self-drive tour of New Zealand. It made navigating the steep and winding roads and parking at stop off points easy and stress free.

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Exploring Walter Peak Station, a working South Island Farm

6 March 2015

A relaxing cruise on the Earnslaw to Walter Peak Station, a tour of the farm and a gourmet barbeque was too much to pass up. It ended up being one of our favourite experiences on our South Island trip and is highly recommended for anyone visiting Queenstown! 

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The Sight of the Sound

3 March 2015

It rained during the night.  Hard slashes pounded the window, hammering through my attempts at sleep.  Please let it stop before morning. 

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Byrne Abroad - Hot Water Beach and beyond

20 February 2015

Cody Byrne is a US based Omega customer who arrived in NZ with a backpack, camera, and a working visa good for one year. In Cody's words "I had absolutely no real plan other than which hostel I could stay at for the first four nights.

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Exploring The Central North Island

27 January 2015

New Zealand has so much to offer that it feels there's not enough time to do everything you want. When my friend Fraser arrived for three weeks of travel, I decided we definitely had to head to the centre of the North Island.

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Wellington, Waikanae and Hawera - vibrant city fun, rural tranquility and beach baching

16 January 2015

I shifted to Australia earlier this year, so after spending the most part of 2014 away from New Zealand I was eager to return to our lovely country for an extended three month holiday.

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Waitiangi to Tane Mahuta

24 December 2014

Waitangi, sometimes called the birthplace of New Zealand, is one place you have to tick off the list. Situated about 3 hours’ drive from Auckland, up State Highway 1 north to Whangarei (165km) and then Kawakawa (a further 60km).

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