58. Au revoir, Aotearoa


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July 31st 2009
Published: December 23rd 2009
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(P) As we left Stewart Island, the furthest south that we would travel, we realised that our grand tour was coming to an end. We caught the Stray bus to Queenstown where we had previously spent a little time back in March, but now this time we allowed ourselves several days to soak up this town “fit for a Queen” and also to allow us to have Nick’s birthday present in of a day’s snowboardi... Read Full Entry



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Former bankFormer bank
Former bank

Greymouth, South Island's West Coast
Arthur's PassArthur's Pass
Arthur's Pass

Highest point on the TranzAlpine route
Sunrise from the TranzCoastal trainSunrise from the TranzCoastal train
Sunrise from the TranzCoastal train

Christchurch to Picton (east coast, South Island)
Oyster StoutOyster Stout
Oyster Stout

yes, oysters are involved in the brewing process
Sheep jam, Lake FerrySheep jam, Lake Ferry
Sheep jam, Lake Ferry

near Wellington
Art Deco-style CathedralArt Deco-style Cathedral
Art Deco-style Cathedral

Napier, North Island
Street mosaic, NapierStreet mosaic, Napier
Street mosaic, Napier

reads, "Destroyed February 1931 Earthquake. Rebuilt with Vision"
Paula comes to terms with a cauliflower the size of her headPaula comes to terms with a cauliflower the size of her head
Paula comes to terms with a cauliflower the size of her head

Courtesy of Napier's Local Produce Market
Craggy Range WineryCraggy Range Winery
Craggy Range Winery

Hawkes Bay, near Napier
Aratiatia dam, TaupoAratiatia dam, Taupo
Aratiatia dam, Taupo

Before gates open
Aratiatia dam, TaupoAratiatia dam, Taupo
Aratiatia dam, Taupo

After gates open
Huka FallsHuka Falls
Huka Falls

Taupo (spot Paula waving, for scale)



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