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Lake Brunner to Arthur’s Pass A Weekend With Jamie

From Lake Brunner, we headed to 'Jackson's Alpine Retreat' with Jamie on Saturday 13th February. We enjoyed some amazing experiences.
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Greymouth to Lake Brunner Via Blackball

Following a dreary outlook at Greymouth, we enjoyed a brief stay at Blackball before arriving at the astoundingly beatific Lake...
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From Fox River to Punakaiki Then Greymouth

Our next fabulous freedom camping spot, Sunday 7th February, was near Fox River - across the road from the beach....
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Kohaihai To Westport And Cape Foulwind

From Kohaihai we returned to Westport, staying overnight on Thursday 4th February en route at the Seddonville Hotel. Run by...
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Exploring Past And Present In Hector And Kohaihai

Nine days ago, we arrived on the West Coast (Te Tai o Poutini) of the South Island (Te Waipounamu). We're...
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From Motueka To Music In The Mountains

We loved our two-night stay at the free campground at Motueka, near the amazing Abel Tasman National Park area, before...
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Crossing The Cook Strait

We've both spent a bit of time in the South Island, separately and together. However, we've always wanted to explore...
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Heading South Via Leamington And The Grand Chateau

It's always a wrench for me to leave Gisborne. It's the place in the world where I feel the happiest,...
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A Fabulous East Coast Festive Season

It’s vastly different to the UK. The festive season here in New Zealand falls in the middle of summer. Is...
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Twenty 2020 Gratitudes

Twenty-twenty. It's been a traumatic, often terrifying, yet strangely transformative year few will forget in a hurry.
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NBAreandare’s Blasted And Coated Underside

Our beloved floating home was taken out of the water last month, to have her hull cleaned and coated. Debdale...
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Celebrating Barry’s 65th Birthday Back In Gisborne

We arrived back in Gisborne on Tuesday 1st December, in readiness for Barry's 65th birthday party on Saturday 5th. What...
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Waitara To Taupo Via New Plymouth

Following our two-night stay at Whanganui, we meandered northwards to spend a couple of nights at Waitara Holiday Park with...
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A Wander In Whanganui

We left Wellington Sunday 22nd November, kindly driven by Tracy & Rod back to Waikanae to pick up NZAreandare from...
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Five Fun Days & Nights In Wellington

Our recent visit to Wellington was wonderful. Helped enormously by Tracy and Rod's convivial hosting, friends who used to live...
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