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Day 33 – Queenstown and the exhilarating Kawaru Jet Boat

It dawned another cold but sunny day so first up it was off to the supermarket to pick up some food before heading back into town to buy a few more souvenirs and then back to the hostel to make wraps … Continue reading

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Day 29 – Wanaka to Queenstown

Today was a lazy day, the Magic Bus was only collecting us at 14:30pm so after checking out we just relaxed on the couches in the lounge of the Purple Cow with great views over Lake Wanaka reading books and … Continue reading

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Day 28 – Wanaka and a full day of skiing at Treble Cone

I didn’t sleep all that well, maybe it was the nerves, the excitement or the five other guys in the dorm room at the YHA Purple Cow. After trying to put on all my ski gear as quietly as possible I stepped … 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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