Explore...

Read and rate Travel Journal Entries for Rangiora, New Zealand

May 5, 2010 - Wwoof a Riangora

Notre temps en Nouvelle Zélande arrive bientôt a sa fin. Nous concluons la visite avec la ville de Christchurch, la ville dite « la plus anglaise de NZ » mais aussi la plus grande de l’ile du sud. Comme il nous reste encore quelques jours, nous les passons chez Karl, notre troisième wwoof dans ce pays (et oui, maintenant que nous y avons gouté, on ne peu plus s’en passer…). Karl a émigré d’Allemagne avec sa famille il y presque 10ans et possède une petite ferme en Biodynamie près de Rangiora, a une trentaine de kilomètres de Christchurch....

Jump to full entry

Dec 2, 2007 - Christchurch

Traffic picked up as we got nearer Christchurch & it got quite like home - much less laid back. It's still not a huge town, just more people than we've been used to. We're hoping to see some more penguins without going to the Antarctic Dome (which is next to the airport where they have the main varieties in a big zoo park all environment controlled.) We are staying just east of Christchurch by the sea at Akaroa for our last night before flying off to Hong Kong. No luck with the pics on the internet stations lately so I shall probably put...

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Lennard's Trip 2007

Nov 28, 2007 - Christchurch & the mountains

After picking up the mobile home in Christchurch we set off for the hills. Straight roads over wide plains until we reached the mountains. As before, there was little traffic & we reached Arthur's Pass just before dark. This was just a little campsite by the railway line & road with a kitchen & loo - more for walkers & climbers. As before the trains were fairly noisy when they came but there were only a couple through the night. Keith was very impressed that they needed 5 engines to tow the goods wagons as the gradient is so steep....

Jump to full entry

Trip Journal


Lennard's Trip 2007

Nov 17, 2007 - Christchurch

Hello from Christchurch.... Sorry for being so slack on the website front, life for us has been quite hectic with the move and setting up our lives in Christchurch, plus we haven't had a computer for a while...I know, excuses, excuses....better late than never though. So we've found a place to live with our mates Foley & Sarah from Calne, we're living really close to the city centre which is ideal. Christchurch itself was designed by a POM so its like home from home to us. There's a river Avon, Hereford St, St Albans, Gloucester Rd,...

Jump to full entry

Nov 10, 2007 - On to our last stop

We had another nice breakfast in the stables and met a couple of the folks that were at dinner with Dennis & Kathy last night. After our luggage was in the car we took a tour of Larnach Castle. While called a castle it is not that in the true sense of the word. It is an english manor house, about half the size of your standard castle. We guess it has always been called the castle by everyone except the family who referred to it as "The Camp". Larnach was a banker, businessman, politician and very respected resident of New Zealand. Breaking...

Jump to full entry

Sep 21, 2006 - Christchurch

Early start to get to the airport. I was embarrassingly "invited" to an interview room by Customs because I had um... accidentally over stayed my visa. I had actually forgot about this over the past few days so my shocked looked was quite useful and they let me off as it was only a couple of days. Did a commando attempt at dragging 25 kilo of bags around Christchurch with me only to discover the hostel I was going to had actually closed down. Staggered to another one nearby and checked in for a bit of r&r for four nights....it'll take me...

Jump to full entry

Oct 21, 2005 - North to South and West to East

Dear all, As usual these days it feels like ages since I posted an update even though now I check it's only been a week or so. I'm really sorry if it's getting a bit boring for you - hang in there - please! I do appreciate you all. I'm now back in Christchurch having completed my loop of the South Island. I've handed back the Hobbit - my little campervan, and am feeling slightly lost without it. I've also just had a lovely reminder of how much fun packing and carrying my backpack is after a month of not having to. Anyway, I haven't...

Jump to full entry


Advertisement
OperationEyesight.com