Australia, New Zealand, China and in between

a trip by Claire McManus
From: February 7th 2009
Until: April 24th 2009

Terry and I travelled in 2006. We enjoyed our trip and met new friends. We love exploring new destinations and we took this oportunity to visit new friends Bruce and Vicky McCaul ad old friends Kerry Shea and her family in New Zealand.
We loved our short cruise on the Aranui in French Polynesia and our longer cruise on the Volendam. We think New Zealand is very beautiful and that Australia has the most beautiful birds. We could not beleive the driving in Indonesia, Vietnam or Malaysia. The snorkling in the Phillipines was great. China was an experience, HongKong may people in a small place and Bejing i a large city with even more folks.
I enjoyed travelling with Terry and his Ukelele.
Trip Length: 11 weeks
Blog Entries: 47
Photos: 335
Words: 19598

Blog Entries

Date Blog Title Location
February 7th 2009 Los Angeles North America » United States » California » Los Angeles
February 8th 2009 Papeete, Tahiti, French polynesia Oceania » French Polynesia » Tahiti
February 9th 2009 Morea, maybe Oceania » French Polynesia » Moorea
February 10th 2009 Aranui III Oceans and Seas » Pacific
February 11th 2009 Tuamotu: Faka Rava Oceania » French Polynesia
February 13th 2009 First stop in the Marquesa Oceania » French Polynesia
February 14th 2009 Stop 2: Nuku Hiva- T he biggest island Oceania » French Polynesia » Nuku Hiva
February 15th 2009 Second stop in the Marquesa Islands Oceania » French Polynesia » Hiva 'Oa
February 15th 2009 3RD Stop: Fatu Hiva Oceania » French Polynesia » Fatu Hiva
February 16th 2009 4th stop: Hiva Oa et Tahuata Oceania » French Polynesia » Hiva 'Oa
February 17th 2009 Third stop in the Marquesa Islands Oceania » French Polynesia » Nuku Hiva
February 17th 2009 5th stop: Ua Huka stands for ukelele Oceania » French Polynesia
February 18th 2009 6th repeat stops; Nuka Hiva & Ua Pou Oceania » French Polynesia » Nuku Hiva
February 20th 2009 Tuamotu: Rangiroa Oceania » French Polynesia » Rangiroa
February 22nd 2009 Flying to Queenstown Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown
February 24th 2009 Milford Sound Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Fiordland National Park » Milford Sound
February 25th 2009 Doubtfull Sound Oceania » New Zealand » South Island
February 26th 2009 Glowworm cave to Bluff Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Bluff
February 27th 2009 Stewart Island to Dunedin and Kerry's home Oceania » New Zealand » National Parks
March 1st 2009 Dunedin Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin
March 2nd 2009 Activities and sites in Dunedin Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Dunedin
March 3rd 2009 To Alexandra, Almond Court Motel Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Queenstown
March 3rd 2009 Back to DUNEDIN Oceania » New Zealand » South Island
March 4th 2009 Almond Court Motel, Alexandra, NZ Oceania » New Zealand » South Island
March 5th 2009 Otago Peninsula Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Otago » Dunedin
March 8th 2009 good bye New Zealand till next week Oceania » New Zealand
March 9th 2009 Brisbane Australia Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane
March 12th 2009 second Brisbane entry Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Gold Coast » Burleigh Heads
March 14th 2009 Lone Pine Koala park and animal preserve and then kids Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane » Toowong
March 14th 2009 This is it for Australia with Bruce and Vicky Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Brisbane
March 16th 2009 Back to NZ to catch the Volendam for 33 days Oceania
March 17th 2009 Happy St-Patrick day on the Tasman Oceans and Seas
March 20th 2009 Sydney, Australia and the opera Oceania
March 24th 2009 Cairns Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Cairns
March 28th 2009 Darwin Oceania » Australia » Northern Territory » Darwin » City of Darwin
March 30th 2009 Slowi Bay Komodo Island Asia
March 31st 2009 Bali Asia » Indonesia » Bali » Padangbai
April 2nd 2009 More of Indonesia: Samarang Asia » Indonesia » Java » Semarang
April 4th 2009 Singapore Asia » Singapore
April 5th 2009 Kemayman Asia
April 7th 2009 Saw Mugs Asia » Thailand » Central Thailand » Bangkok
April 9th 2009 South Vietnam Asia
April 11th 2009 back to Malaysia Asia » Malaysia
April 13th 2009 Philippines Asia » Philippines
April 15th 2009 Manila Asia » Philippines » Manila
April 18th 2009 HongKong Asia
April 21st 2009 Beijing Asia » China » Beijing
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