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Mar 4, 2012 - Nelson Lakes Nationalpark

Fra Abel Tasman gik turen ned til Nelson Lakes national park, lidt syd for. Heri nød vi en eftermiddag med fantastisk udsigt fra vores sidste DOC overnatning og med dejligt vejr. Den næste formiddag, stod den på stejl klatring opad Mt Robert. En 10km rundtur, der bød på den nok stejleste optur af samtlige vores gåture. Heldigvis er René’s knæ i bedring, og trods lidt pusten og sved på panden, kom vi snart på toppen, hvor der ventede os en fantastisk udsigt udover den ene af de to søer, samt en række sneklædte bjergtoppe omkring os. Da vi...

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Sep 18, 2010 - South Island

Hello We're in the Tapawera, in the South Island. As well as having the earth quake they are having lots of bad weather, lots of rain, wind and snow so we're kind of limited to the East Coast (where the weather is a bit better and it's less mountainous). Since we've been in NZ, we've been to the Bay of Island (dolphin watching), Steve and Kate's farm up in the northwest coast (next to 90 mile beach). Back down to Taupo where all the hot springs are, Napier where we stayed in a Nz conservation free camping site which was very handy for the...

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Lenny's Tour 2010

Mar 10, 2010 - Nelson Lakes NP, it was brutal...

We left the West Coast planning a stop at Nelson Lakes NP just for a night on our way to Marlborough wine country. Thinking we’d just camp, do a bit of hiking on the short trails and check out the visitor center, we discovered an awesomely beautiful lake with towering mountains behind them. Looking a bit more into it we find that you can access the alpine region in a day, that the one hut most people want to go to is closed because they’re rebuilding it larger, so there are very few people hiking the high country. Sum it up - mountains,...

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Dec 7, 2008 - Abel Tasman and Pancake Rocks

Hi Everybody, We've been out of internet contact for the last few days while we hiked around in the woods. Here is an account of our latest adventures Last Thursday we drove from Taupo through Hawkes bay to Wellington. We stopped at a couple vineyard and toured a chocolate factory and museum and learned all we ever wanted to know about chocolate. The wine was interesting, most of the reds I found too acidic, dry , and harsh, but the whites were very good. It was obvious why NZ is known for it’s sauvignon blanc, which of the few that we...

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Apr 26, 2006 - Magic mushrooms!?!

Finally the rain stopped for a day...what a relief. We stopped when we felt like it for cups of tea and Anzac biscuits. Life was good! Here are some of the autumn colours and mushrooms along roadside we saw. They were amazing...we couldn't stop taking photos of them! (Lucky you!) The photos at the end are of an internet shop we called into. Each computer was named after a character on The Simpsons. It was great fun...Itchy and Scratchy were in the corner right beside Krusty the Clown!

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Jan 6, 2006 - St. Arnauds - Murchison

Got off the ferry at 12.15pm and drove to St.Arnauds in the hope that we could get some afternoon lunch there. Unfortunately there was nothing there apart from Lake Nelson so we pulled up and the lake shore and had a well-earned nap in the car! Drove onto the small riverside town of Murchison to camp for night and Paul managed to get flashed by a copper for speeding - luckily he didn't turn around and come back to give him a ticket. Booked in at the Riverview campsite and managed to get a spot with our tent right next to the river. Paul...

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Apr 23, 2005 - Nelson Lakes

Nelson Lakes could be likened to the Lake District, but not quite as green or warm! Our hostel really was in the middle of no-where with not even a pub to walk to....not good planning! The hostel was full of runners who'd run a half-marathon around one of the lakes that day and made us feel very lazy for planning just a half-day's walk the following day! We walked up Mt. Robert - the walk had sounded appealing to us from the moment we were told that you drive half way up it before having to walk anywhere!! In the end it did turn out to be...

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Stu and Liz On Tour



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