Monthly Archives: March 2008

Rotorua

¬† 27th,28th Feb Rotorua is situated close to the Whakarewarewa Thermal Area and the highlight of our stay was a visit to Te Puia,once known as the New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute¬†where we saw bubbling mudpools and boiling … Continue reading

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The Bay of Islands

24th – 26th Feb. The highlights of our stay at the Bay of Islands included a boat trip out to the hole in the rock at Cape Brett. After the recent storms the sea conditions were very rough which made … Continue reading

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North Island

Saturday 23rd Feb. Rain and gale force winds. We were hit by the tail end of a cyclone. The streams are raging torrents and the fields are flooded. It looks just like the Lake District did in January. We arrived … Continue reading

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Aukland

Feb 21st. 22nd. Aukland, the city of sails. We stayed at the Aukland Heritage.The building was originally the site of the famous ‘ Farmers ‘ department store. The art deco style building was converted to a hotel in 1998. The … Continue reading

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Halfway round the world

Journeys of Distinction Halfway round the world New Zealand I have just returned from a marvellous holiday touring New Zealand with Journeys of Distinction. I am now busy downloading my images and during the next few weeks I hope to … Continue reading

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