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Day 35 – climbing out of Dunedin to the breathtaking Lake Tekapo

On our way out of Dunedin on the Magic Bus we stopped at Baldwin Street, the Steepest Street in the World as verified by the Guinness Book of Records. I was a bit of a┬ásceptic as we have some very … Continue reading

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Day 34 – Queenstown to Dunedin and the most photographed building in NZ

We had been trying to figure out who our next Magic Bus driver would be and to our pleasant surprise it was Gregg who had taken us from Picton-Nelson. Taking the back road out of Queenstown we drove through the … Continue reading

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Day 27 – Fox Glacier to Wanaka, arguably the most beautiful resort town in NZ

We were collected by the Magic Bus a little before 9:00am and taken down to Lake Matheson which was on my list of must see places in New Zealand. It is also known as Mirror Lake because of the reflections … Continue reading

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Day 26 – Fox Glacier like you’ve never seen it before!

With nothing planned today it was an opportunity to sleep in but I got up at 8:00am for free oats porridge. It had rained most of the night and was still raining outside which is not unusual here as they … Continue reading

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Day 25 – Frans Josef to Fox Glacier

I anxiously pulled aside the curtain to check the weather and was pleasantly surprised that the rain had stopped, in fact it looked as though it was clearing. I was eager to get on the Magic Bus and move on … Continue reading

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Day 24 – Greymouth to Frans Josef

Waking up in Greymouth it was clear we had left the sunshine behind and sheltering from the rain we waited in front of Neptune’s Backpackers for the Magic Bus. We made a quick stop in Hokitika, famous for Pounamu or … Continue reading

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Day 20 – Nelson

I awoke to glorious sunshine in Nelson, New Zealand’s sunshine capital. Over the free breakfast in the Paradiso kitchen, Karin and I planned out the day ahead. First up we walked into town to check out the Saturday morning market … Continue reading

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