New Zealand 2004


A travel diary of our big trip to New Zealand in January 2004.


North Island

Day 1   -  Auckland - Rangitoto Island

Day 2-3 - Waitomo Caves

Day 4 -    Rotorua

Day 5  -  Hotwater Beach. Coromandel

Day 6  -  Cathedral Cove,  Coromandel

Day 7 -   Taupo

Day 8 -   Mt Ruapehu

Day 9 -   Windy Wellington


Photo: Gleesons.
 

South Island

Day 10 - South Island and Nelson

Day 11 - Seakayaking at Nelson

Day 12 - Heading for the west coast.

Day 13 - Walking along the Nile River

Day 13a - Punakaiki Rocks, Greymouth

Day 14 -   Franz Josef Glacier

Day 15  -  Fox Glacier/Haast Pass/Lake Hawea

Day 16 -   Wanaka, Queenstown.

Day 17 -   Te Anau

Day 18  -  Doubtful Sound

Day 19  -   Milford Sound

Day 20
 & Day 21
  - Dunedin, Moeraki Boulders

Day 22  -  Mt Cook

Day 23/24 - Christchurch.. and home.


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To come.. Might have a babble about our mode of travel ie. the motorhome.. and in particular the type we chose - a Pacific Horizons 6 berth.  In summary it was the best way to see New Zealand! And I'd do it again.. especially now that we know what we are doing, and our preferences for camping. Still so much of the place to see.. but then again... so much of our own country we haven't seen. Anyway.. blurb to come.! Just not tonight!

Tracey. July 2004