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Kaikoura Whale Watch

10 June 2013

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

7 May 2013

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!).  It genuinely has something for everyone whether you are an absolute beginner (like me!) or an international FIS competitor; a group of teens...

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The Road to The Coromandel

22 April 2013

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

11 April 2013

Driving in New Zealand is easy by comparison to many other countries, so easy in fact that we often get a little blazé and forget that there are any hazards at all.

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

26 March 2013

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

18 March 2013

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

10 March 2013

Set in 6 hectares of beautiful grounds in Paraparaumu on the Kapiti Coast is a veritable treasure of automotive memorabilia.  Over 400 automobiles, planes, vintage tools, bicycles and fire engines - all the legacy of a passionate collector, the late Sir Len Southward who was seemingly fortunate to have had...

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Travelling with the Kids

28 February 2013

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.  And so it can be, but somewhere between ‘are we there yet’?’  ‘I’m hungry’ and the best...

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Te Paki Sand Dunes, Northland

21 February 2013

One of the highlights of our trip up North last year was sand boarding the Te Paki sand dunes.  Friends had told us it was pretty amazing, so we had thrown the kids boogy boards in the boot and promised to give it a try on the way back from...

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Taieri Gorge Railway, Dunedin

19 February 2013

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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