Category Archives: New Zealand

Blogs from our travels through New Zealand

No-one’s counting but…

As we wait to board the plane to Australia  and hope that the ash cloud doesn’t cause any more problems, we thought we’d share some of our travel statistics Days spent travelling – 151 days Bus journeys – 54 Beds … Continue reading

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My Day Down in Antarctica

Reported by Noah  Today we went to Antarctica. Our journey, by Snow trac, took us through the rough and sometimes rugged terrain of the South Pole. Our first jolt of excitement was when we saw King Penguins. We were even … Continue reading

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Unschooling in the Far North Paradise

Just as we draw nearer to our last week in NZ, we get a wonderful invitation to stay with a homeschooling family in the Far North. Nothing is too much for the the Jones’ family as they pick us up … Continue reading

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Walking inside Kauri trees, sandboarding and driving a bus

Reported by Noah  The day we chose to go sandboarding it rained –  so not a good start. But we still had a good time on a Cape Reinga tour. First, we visited the ancient Puketi Kauri Forest with huge … Continue reading

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The Birthplace of New Zealand

With less than 3 weeks left in New Zealand, we’ve headed to the Bay of Islands at the top of the North Islands. Our first stop was the Waitangi Treaty Grounds. This is an important historical place because Maori and … Continue reading

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Art Deco in Napier

Reported by Noah  Mum said we were going to visit a town that had rebuilt itself into something special after a massive earthquake in 1931. We came to Napier and saw that the whole town was built in the style … Continue reading

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Rugby World Cup Fever

With New Zealand hosting the Rugby World Cup soon we thought you would like to see this brilliant bus stop we spied in Wellington. It’s especially cool because it has the sound of a match playing whilst your waiting. We … Continue reading

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