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Dec 28, 2015 - Unique info about Nelson

Yippee - we have a different car - in fact one that has a lot less miles on it and around 5 years newer with good brakes -- so we are set for the next 6 days of our car rental! Today we saw some unusual things in the Nelson area. First, we checked out this little building at the far in of an amazing sports complex. Turns out it is a kiosk where you buy milk that hasn't been fully pasteurized. You bring your bottle, put it under the dispenser, pay your $2.50 for a liter and then off you go. Very unusual. In the same sports complex we walked...

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Dec 27, 2015 - A Day in Nelson, NZ

Yesterday (Dec 26th) we drove 4 hours from Hanmer Springs to Nelson. We walked through town and on a coastal walk/bike route some in the later evening. Today, (Dec 27th) in the morning we hiked up to the top of Botanical Hill to see the 360 degree views of the city, the harbor and the forest. We went up the back, unpaved, steep way -- didn't know there was a paved hiking path around the other side of the mountain :). After we finished that beautiful view and hiked back down we went back to downtown and found a great walking path that...

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Feb 3, 2014 - Nelson - last day

Monday 3rd Feb………… Last day in Nelson and our nice poolside accommodation. We have discovered the outdoor gym running along the beach here so Steve is having a dip & then plans to do the circuit. He also feels the need to do a Hill so is going back up Centre of NZ whilst I do a bit of retail therapy on my own. I can’t do it when he is around. Turns out it’s a B/H here in Nelson and very few shops are open but that doesn’t matter. We arrange to meet for lunch later and then discover Founders Park. This turns out to be a wonderful area which...

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Feb 1, 2014 - To Hamner Springs and Nelson

Mon 27th……..Tues 28th……. Decided to head towards Nelson which is where we need to be ready for our Abel Tasman trip next week but will take in some sights on way hopefully. The way we want to go has very few hotels on way so try booking a place at Springs junction but they only have 3 rooms and the last one has just gone so we decide to head for Hamner Springs which is just a short diversion away from our route so fine. Although the forecast is good there is a chill to the air so never quite sure what to wear but the white things in my...

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Apr 27, 2011 - NZ Day 25, The One Ring

Woke up this morning after having been woken a few times during the night. Sometimes by a passing semi that would shake our cabin, other times by the winds that made us think we may wake up in a land where ruby red shoes would be needed to make our way back home! We were greeted by a large tree limb sitting on our front lawn next to the car. Made our way to a nearby hike next to the town of Takaka to see the Pupu Springs (these springs have a flow rate of appx. 14,000 liters of water per second, and have the privilege of being called the...

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Dec 18, 2010 - New Zealand#2: North Island

On Monday the 13th of Dec 2010, Ciaran and I jumped in a rented 2003 Nissan Sunny from Omega Rentals and headed south. We rented the car for a total of 28 days, which came to a total of NZ$1500 (this included NZ$0 excess, fully comprehensive insurance and unlimited miles) and we stared off with a total of 38950 km on the clock. 1 Hour out of Auckland we got a flat tyre, typical! We headed down the east coast stopping at Waihi beach, lunch and food supplies (pasta, sauce and tinned fish!) at Taurango and we arrived at Cosy Cottage Campsite...

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Apr 2, 2010 - Nelson - Lording it with Cars & Couture

The Nelson cathedral took 47 years to build! Even with all the project management and design time it doesn´t account for much. Oldest street in New Zealand is South Street - its quaint timber Victorian houses dating from 1862. Highlight of the visit to Nelson was the Museum of Wearable Art or WOW. And it is WOW. Amidst the glamourous classic cars, also enjoyed seeing a real life Delorean! Made in Belfast following the British government´s investment of 84million in the factory that closed within 21 months. Poor ol´ John Delorean´s timing...

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Susan ar Strae 2009

Jul 28, 2008 - Beware of the HOODY!!

Well that was annoying i just lost everything i wrote here in the library cos the computer just turned itself off without warning, then i couldn't get out as they locked the doors! You would think they would at least warn you they are gona lock you in overnight. Anyway... Beware of hoody disease. There i was plodding around a shop in Picton before our bus out of here. Heard the shop woman on the phone to her friend explaining that this young boy would have been a paraplegic by time he was 20years old if they hadn't found out when they did....

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Gems Wanderings 2008

Apr 4, 2008 - Marahu to Nelson South Island 10 to 13 March 2008

Jeff Our task is to drive south east down the coast line on SH 60, eventually joining SH 6 and drive to Nelson. Today will be an easy quiet day and we will stay the night at a beach camp site at Mapoa. After a pleasant drive over hills, around bays, a coffee stop, (in our van) by the sea, we arrived at the small town of Mapoa and missed the road to the camp site. We were at a jetty where there was very interesting chic shops, studios, bars and cafes, so parked and had a look round. On deciding a posh kitchen shop would probably sell some...

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