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A Spectacular Coastal Pacific Journey

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A Spectacular Coastal Pacific Journey

For countless years it's been a desire of mine to experience the Great Train Journeys of New Zealand. Planning a...
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Snippets Of Akaroa and Canterbury History

Crikey, so much for slowing down to smell the roses! We frequently hear people our age, saying they wouldn't know...
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Adventures Around The Garden City of New Zealand

It's been many years since either of us properly visited Christchurch, garden city of New Zealand. We had a blast...
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Traveling South To East To West Then South

It's hard to believe that only five days ago we were in the Art Deco capital city of Napier. Between...
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Wairoa to Napier Via Lake Tutira

I realise I’m being repetative when I say there’s an abundance of treasured memories for me in New Zealand.
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Apologies For The Broken Link

Yesterday's post isn't working for many of you. Try going to this one https://barryandsandra.com/2020/11/08/magical-morere-and-mahia/
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Magical Morere and Mahia

I believe some places in the world are truly magical. For me, two of these are Morere Hot Springs and...
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Tauranga To Gisborne For Friends, Family, Food And Wine

As the UK heads into a second lockdown, we're celebtrating being in a COVID-free country having a wonderful time with...
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Resting At Rays Before A Weekend With Friends

Our next camping spot after leaving Auckland on Wednesday 14th October was another fantastic free one at Ray's Rest Reserve.
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Amigos & Ancestors In Auckland

Continuing our journey down the east coast of Northland a couple of weeks ago. We spent a few days catching...
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Treaties And Toilets

A rather interesting combination, treaties and toilets! You'll understand how both are significant icons of New Zealand as you read...
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Discovering More New Zealand History

One of the reasons Barry often quotes for loving England and the UK is its long history. He’d often ask...
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Cooler From Karikari To Kerikeri

We'd been lucky on our journeys around the north of the north island, until last Thursday. At Te Paki Sand...
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Fun In The Fabulous Far North

Driving up, or down, Ninety Mile Beach is an amazing experience. I did it in March 2002 with my mum...
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Cruising Up The Kauri Coast

The more astute among you will have noticed a dramatic change to our home page header image. It's obviously reflective...
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