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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Stopover in Singapore

18th – 20th February. The highlights of our stopover in Singapore were the visit to the Orchid Gardens, the Chinese Temple and of course our visit to Raffles Hotel, where we had the legendary Singapore Sling in the long bar. … 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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