Travel Diary 11 Posts

Walter Peak Station trip

A few weeks ago we went on an absolutely brilliant trip to Walter Peak Station. Walter Peak Station is a high country farm on the other side of Lake Wakatipu from Quee...
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Sunny winter days in New Zealand

I still have more adventures in Thailand to write about but in the meantime we've been in New Zealand for almost three months. Maybe it's time the blog catches up!...
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Finally, a plan

Our original plan for 2013 was to spend a year in Penang. But a few days after arriving back we struck a problem - all of the schools that we could afford and the...
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Goodbye New Zealand, G'Day Australia

We left Queenstown on Monday morning to spend three nights in Christchurch with friends before flying out to Australia. Queenstown was the hardest place we've had to lea...
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Better than a rollercoaster: Shotover Jet

When we first arrived in Queenstown there was one thing the boys were both keen to do - the Shotover Jet, a jet boat thrill ride that races down river canyons at high s...
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Wrapping up our time in New Zealand

So you may have noticed the blog has been rather quiet. We also haven't done a lot that's been "exciting". Just lots of lovely days with friends. Community fetes, help...
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Queenstown to Franz Josef Glacier

We've seen some amazing scenery in our travels. Exploring Crete by car, snowy mountains in Bulgaria by bus and driving a campervan across outback NSW and Victoria, not t...
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Exploring Arrowtown's Chinese Settlement

After a month of rainy weekends, this Sunday the sun finally came out. Just in time I might say! There's not a lot to do in Queenstown when it's raining so after four we...
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Photo Friday: Snow Day

This week Noah's long awaited snow day finally came. At 300m above sea level, it only snows in Queenstown itself a couple of times a year. When we first moved here for t...
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Photo Friday: Queenstown views

The most common question we've been asked over the past few months has been "Why New Zealand? And why Queenstown?" It's a fair question. With the whole world to choose f...
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Seeing the bright side of embarassing ski days!

Being married to an optimist has taught me that yes, there's usually always a bright side to everything. Getting diagnosed with thyroid cancer in 2009 a week before leav...
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