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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson July 18th 2015

Nelson seems like it would be a great place to live. There are plenty of biking trails and green spaces. The city centre has plenty of shops and restaurants. There are a few average hikes in the area (like walking in the hills to the midpoint of New Zealand) but there isn't much in this small city to make it worth a stop in its own. I forgot to take a single photo during the 2 1/2 days I was there. Instead, it seems like a lot of travellers stop in Nelson after crossing to the South Island from Wellington and before going down the west coast, or to make arrangements to get to Abel Tasman National Park.... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson March 24th 2015

Après 7 mois en territoire hostile, à dialoguer avec les mains et à répondre "oui" à chaque fois qu'on nous pose une question même si nous ne la comprenons pas, nous avons décidé de passer un cap... Nous avons "enlevé les petites roulettes de la bicyclette" pour enfin regarder les films, séries et émissions de télé sans les sous-titres! Youpi (nous avons enfin trouvé comment changer la langue de la télé ^^Blague) Le séjour chez notre hôte fût fort sympathique et nous avons pu échanger sur les lieux alentours incontournables. Pour rejoindre Nelson, nous avons longé le bord de mer par un chemin de terre sinueux. Une vue magnifique de la mer aux nuances turquoises s'introduisant à travers les terres nous ont permis de rallier "The place to be": The Mussel pot. The village qui ne ... read more
Marlborough Sounds
Marlborough Sounds
Marlborough Sounds

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson November 3rd 2014

Geo: -41.2708, 173.284We enjoyed a sleep in and leisurely start to the day. We woke to find the heavy rain of last night had passed leaving relatively clear blue skies. We checked out of our Blenheim accommodation and drove north to check out the coastal town of Picton, where the ferry departs for Wellington and the North Island. Picton was a pretty place, a small beach town, surrounded by lush forest overlooking a turquoise bay and impressive fjord. After some time here, we were ready to start todays main objective; tasting Marlborough wines.Our first stop at Saint Clair was a bit of a fail, the winery being closed for renovation. Fortunately there was a local foods business on site with cheeses, fudge, mushrooms and honey available for tasting. We walked away with one of the best ... read more
The Spoils of the Day
Wine Country

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson August 13th 2014

Finally, August has arrived and now a mad rush to get everything done in time.... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson March 15th 2014

2 years of planning ....... Not long to go now .... Counting down the weeks. We leave for our 18week holiday to Europe on May 23rd. Flights all booked ..... Most accommodation booked ...... excitement & trepidation increasing. Passports are in the process of being renewed. Am thinking of what clothes to take.... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson March 13th 2014

The count down is in single figures, we leave on Thursday 20th March.... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson January 13th 2014

Donderdag 9 Januari 2014: Om 11u schiet ik wakker en realiseer me dat ik me ferm overslapen heb. Ik had men wekker wel gehoord maar dacht nog even te blijven liggen. Dat even werden 3 uur! Ik haast me niet en ipv ontbijt neem ik maar een brunch. Het eerste deel tot Rai Village is nog redelijk plat. Vanaf daar begint de eerste helling tot 250m. Als ik bergop ga, begint het lichtjes te druppelen. Dit in combinatie met de regenjas maakt het zeer warm. Het landschap doet me heel hard aan de ardennen denken. Ik ben in men nopjes. Als ik de top nader en begin af te dalen, begint het harder te regenen tot gieten. Langzaam geraak ik doorweekt en ik krijg het ook redelijk fris. In de verte zie ik een blauwe vlek ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson January 9th 2014

Maandag 6 Januari 2014: Ik en Richard slapen lang. Als we ontwaken duurt het tot de middag eer we gegegeten en gewassen zijn. Richard start en wasmachine en ik vul het nog wat aan. In de tijd dat de wasmachine draait, wandelen we op de heuvel naar een windmolen. Een experiment uit 1993 waar nog niet veel mee gedaan is. Bezweet komen we op de hoge top maar we worden beloond met een prachtig uitzicht over de stad. Na wat foto'tjes dalen we terug af. We hangen de was te drogen en dan stillen we de hongerige magen. Ik ga nog naar het centrum met een rechtstreekse bus en Richard blijft dus. In het centrum ga ik eerst naar Old Saint Paul's, de eerste kathedraal in Wellington volledig opgetrokken in houd. Wat een meesterstuk. Dan beland ... read more

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region » Nelson December 24th 2013

Tuesday 24rd December, 2013. Nelson, South Island, New Zealand Christmas Eve - and another travelling day. Today we are heading to Nelson, the third largest city on the South Island. We are not looking forward to another big city hostel as they are usually skanky - or at least the punters are! We drove straight there as we wanted to have the opportunity to look around and to get the supplies in for Christmas as we have been told everything will be shut. M wrote a list while we were driving. We arrived and found the YH easily - the only problem was parking (there wasn't any free parking at all!). However our luck was in! After 5.00 the public car park around the corner would be free until boxing day! So we paid or 1 ... read more
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30. Ansair Flexible Clipper

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