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See why we rate the Coromandel as having some of the best beaches in the world!

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Earthquake on South Island

As you may be aware there was a substantial earthquake on new Zealands South island yesterday, affecting  Hanmer Springs, Kaikoura and Wellington. 

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Magnificent Doubtful Sound

A cruise out on the magnificent Doubtful Sound is an incredible experience and one that you won’t want to miss on a trip to new Zealand We’re not sure quite how we could describe it adequately– even the first explorers got it wrong and … Continue reading

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The Milford Track: The Finest Walk in the World

Were we mad enough to undertake the last walk on the Milford Track for the season with snow forecast? Yes we were! – along with another 35 brave souls who we met up with on the first day for the … Continue reading

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Abel Tasman Guided Walk

Along with six other Brits we met up at Wilson’s Abel Tasman Guided Walk Office in Motueka in preparation for our three day guided walk along the coastal path. Darryl Wilson kindly stopped by for a chat – he’s been … Continue reading

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Singapore Stopover

We flew out from Heathrow’s new Terminal 2 – all shiny and whizzy-dizzy with right-on restaurants, computers everywhere and the usual branded shops, but no flight announcements, so of course only just made the plane! Excellent service on Singapore Airlines … Continue reading

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Waiheke Island

A great day trip out of Auckland is a cruise across to Waiheke Island, followed by a bus tour on the Waiheke Explorer, which takes in all the main sights during a two hour tour, leaving you to explore further … Continue reading

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Packing for New Zealand

Something of a nightmare to think of packing to cover temperatures in three countries – since we’ll be in the humidity of Singapore, the relatively pleasant temperatures on New Zealand’s North Island, but possibly cold nights on the South, particularly … Continue reading

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New Zealand Here We Come!

Three days to go before we head off for New Zealand. Can’t remember how many separate trips this is to God’s Own – but it never ceases to amaze me how it’s always a mad panic to clear up the … Continue reading

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New Two Day Hike for the Hollyford Track

Following its busiest season to date, Hollyford Track is launching a new 2 day hiking product for 2014-15. The new ‘Ocean to Alps’ guided walk is a 25 km (15.5 mile) trek though some of the most spectacular scenery that … Continue reading

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