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Exploring Franz Joseph Glacier by Helicopter

April 29, 2015 at 8:32 AM

We knew the West Coast weather was unpredictable so we booked to stay in Franz Joseph for three days.   Initially, we booked a guided tour of the glacier which included caves and a scenic helicopter flight up.

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Sunrise Hot Air Ballooning in Queenstown

April 21, 2015 at 8:58 AM

Located in New Zealand’s South Island, Queenstown is renowned for its picturesque landscape; surrounded by crystal clear waters and a mountainous border.

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Akaroa Swim with Dolphins

April 17, 2015 at 10:57 AM

If you’ve found yourself looking for things to do in and around Christchurch, why not consider a visit to Akaroa and swim with dolphins?

Black Cat Cruises is an eco-tourism operator offering incredible dolphin swimming opportunities in Akaroa, New Zealand.

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Exploring active marine volcanoes with White Island Tours

April 15, 2015 at 8:46 PM

White Island is one of many of New Zealand’s must see destinations. Located in the Bay of Plenty, about 49km off the coast of Whakatane sits New Zealand’s only active marine volcano; White Island.

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Cable Bay Day, Nelson

April 8, 2015 at 4:38 PM

We got in the rental car and drove.   I’d never been to the Southern Hemisphere before, and after the crowded horizons of Brooklyn, New York, with buildings bigger than mountains, I couldn’t get over the site of mountains, actual mountains, and stretching past them, the Pacific ocean.

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Hot Water Beach on the Coromandel Peninsula - The Warmest Wakeup Call

April 8, 2015 at 4:27 PM

If you had told me during my childhood that there was a beach where, if you dug a hole deep enough at a certain time of day, hot water would come up from the depths of the sand, I probably wouldn’t have believed you.

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Bay of Islands - Swimming with the Dolphins (aka Binge-Grinning with the Bottlenose!)

April 8, 2015 at 4:07 PM

When you reside in the cloudiest city in the country that has an average temperature of 9. 9˚C and 1112mm of rainfall per annum (I’m looking at you, Invercargill), you tend to spend the year looking forward to summer.

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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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