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Stories and Tips Wanaka

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Written by caoimhe on 20 Nov, 2002

To get to Wanaka we drove from Franz Josef glacier through the scenic Haast Pass. Beware though--during the winter, this road closes at 5pm at the Haast side. We narrowly missed this and had to spend a night in the tiny village of…Read More

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Watch out for the Keas!

Written by caoimhe on 19 Nov, 2002

At Fox Glacier we met Kea birds for the first time. Keas are the only parrots in the world who live in alpine regions and are only found in the South of NZ. Beautiful, friendly birds, they are incredibly curious and destructive. I bent down…Read More

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Franz Josef glacier and surrounds

Written by caoimhe on 19 Nov, 2002

Franz Josef village is a small town whose sole purpose is to cater for the tourists who arrive to see the Glacier! We checked in to the Black Sheep backpackers and booked ourselves on tours for the following day. All along the main street of…Read More

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Scenic West Coast

Written by caoimhe on 19 Nov, 2002

After finishing our trip in the Abel Tasman NP, we left Motueka and started to head South - along the scenic West Coast. Our first photo stop was a town called Longford - human population around 12, sheep population probably about 12,000! My boyfriend, hails…Read More

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Visit to Arrowtown

Written by LenR on 02 Jul, 2001

Location: 15 minutes drive from Queenstown We went to Arrowtown primarily because we heard it was one of the best places in New Zealand for Autumn colour. Actually we were about two weeks late for the peak of the season but we were still well satisfied.…Read More

The Interislander ferry to Picton

Written by caoimhe on 19 Nov, 2002

To get to the South Island, we took the Interislander ferry from Wellington to Picton. It is imperative to book this well in advance, particularly if you are travelling with a car. We had hoped to travel by day as the scenic quality…Read More

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