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Apr 30, 2015 - Day 8 Stewart Island

Great sleep in a proper bed in a warm room, to be recommended! Weather better so did a bit of exploring in the village, checking out the local museum and DOC centre for some more history and nature perspectives In the afternoon, another tour, this time back on the water for a trip round Paterson Inlet and a stop on Ulva Island, a predator free nature reserve, for a one hour guided walk. Saw some of the local inhabitants including a saddle-back, Stewart Island robin, weka and heard Tuis and bell birds. Prince Harry will be walking those very...

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Apr 28, 2015 - Day 6. Catlins to Bluff

Written 3/5 Wet windy day so not very conducive to sightseeing, drive to find slope Point the southern most tip of the south Island and after a bit of a slog thru farmers paddock, found the sign, very wind swept and next stop Antarctica, very scenic. Was heading off to do more sightseeing but really over the cold and wet and dirt roads so set off for Bluff, treated to a lovely windy drive thru forest on the way. Found Bluff and Stirling Point, more often accepted as the southernmost tip but more correctly, the end (or beginning if you're...

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Feb 17, 2012 - Bluff Point - most southerly point of South Island

We’ve now left the West Coast behind, having crossed the Haast Pass, which was a bit of a disappointment – a convoy of campervans and no views from the top. However, at least we’ve left sandflies behind (for the time being). Apologies for the bug obsession, but you should see my legs (A)! We have been advised by well-informed local that gin or Dettol and baby oil are guaranteed to keep them at bay – we’re testing the gin option. We spent one night beside Lake Hawea, as we are avoiding the tourist madness of Queenstown. It was a very...

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Mar 4, 2011 - Bluff

Today we headed West towards the mountains that we could see in the distance. Our destination was a town called Te Anua on the side of a large lake. We were now in the adventure playground area with jet boat trips, rafting, helicopter flights etc. Loads of backpackers around too, all kitted out for hiking & camping. A trekkers paradise by the looks of it. We managed to resist the temptation of all these adventure trips & instead went to visit the wild life sanctuary instead. Our main aim was to use Te Anau as a jump off point to visit...

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Feb 1, 2010 - Some come to laugh their past away ....

Some come to make it just one more day Whichever way your pleasure tends If you plant ice, you're gonna to harvest wind Oh, harvest wind indeed. Lots of ice and wind this past week. Lots of marvelling over the sky and then taking flight in it. Mother Nature is fascinating and very humbling. The sheer vastness of the earth, the mountains, the glaciers, the night sky and the universe is mind boggling. The raw power of snow, ice, water and wind - wow! So, I finally got out of Christchurch and as soon as I was a few kilometers away the sky...

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Feb 2, 2009 - Bluff Your Way By Campervan

A lovely sunny morning in Queenstown as we woke up in our very nice and comfortable hotel room with a view across the lake and of the Remarkables Mountain Range. We then set off for the Airport to pick up out Maui Camper Van (now lovingly called Mavis). After a short run through of how everything worked (with Sandra paying special attention to the “dump” station requirements, we set off on our 200km journey to Bluff via Invercargill starting off with a beautiful drive passing the Remarkables on our left and Lake Wakatipu on our right. We...

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