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Apr 5, 2006 - Going south...to the sounds

Wanaka was such an amazing little place that I spent an extra day there just chilling out doing nothing - sat at a cafe at the lake drinking coffee, eating scrummy food absorbing as much of the scenery as I could. There was an Austrian guy - Ralf - doing much the same as me and we figured out that our plans for the next 4 days were pretty much the same. He had a car so invited me to join him going to Queenstown and then to the Doubtful Sound (which is pretty damned remote)! The trip to Queenstown was pretty quick but a highlight was...

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Kim's Sabbatical

Feb 28, 2006 - Te Anau - Heart of Fjordland!

Quite a pleasant drive from Invercargill to Te Anau, taking in such delights as a VERY small town which proclaims to be "NZ's Sausage Capital". Stamp on the brakes only to find the sausage outlet is closed (and has been for some time by the look of it). We stopped at a couple of points to savour the view, once at Monkey Island which looks like it is accesible at low tide but not high tide when we were there. Steve did test the water but it wasn't at an inviting temperature. We also stopped at Clifden Suspension bridge, a very historical...

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Feb 7, 2006 - Te Anau - hyggelig, men regnfuld

Saa blev der endelig invisteret i et nyt kamera, da vi naaede til Te Anau. Her moedte vi vores foerste regnvejr paa turen. Det varede nu ikke saa laenge, men da omraadet er kendt for megen regn, var det ikke den store overraskelse. Vi gik et par ture i byen, besoegte det lokale bibliotek og koerte lidt indehygge i camperen.

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Jan 4, 2006 - Kepler Report

You know how with the Lord of the Rings movies there were 3 episodes chronicling the journey made by Froto and Sam in order to save mankind - well the Kepler is something like that (OK, except for the mankind part). It's not that you find yourself using bursts of energy for immediate view results; rather it's more of an endurance game. A three and a half day endurance game. The fact that it's three and a half days makes it feel a lot like Lords, given that each of the days has it's own challenges and rewards. It was especially tough on the...

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honeymoonplanet

Nov 11, 2005 - Lake Manapouri, Fiordland ***NB: A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT inc.***

Being adventure seekers we managed to find some caves in a place called Clifden that you could do on your own. We spent a hilarious 2 hours crawling through tiny little holes, up chimneys, avoiding deep water pools (except for Tom , he fell right in with some very precious cargo, the cargo will be mentioned later on...intrigue? Climbing up ladders to other caverns that led to more ladders and caverns, some with Glow-Worms. Slightly muddy and bedraggled we emerged very happy to see the sunlight and even more happy that we did'nt have to...

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Oct 11, 2005 - Te Anau - Manapouri

We arrived in Manapouri to book our excursion to Doubtful Sound and Milford Sound. In the end, we settled on a 3 in 1 pkg that gives us a cruise on Doubtful Sound tomorrow, a free day to make our way slowly out to Milford Sound, a nature cruise on Milford Sound the following day and an evening trip to see the glow worms in Te Anau later that evening. It's a beautiful day today, let's hope it sticks around for the next few days!!!

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May 6, 2005 - Manapouri

Hello again. Dats me made it safely back tae da Mainland noo. Did da South East coast yesterday and spent da night in a really cozy peerie log cabin in da middle o nowhere! I arrived at night and wiz delighted ta see in da morning dat it wiz as boney a view as I had been lead ta believe! (Choost realised am writin in dialect, its too late ta go back noo, all non shetlanders choost bare we me!!) I hired a row boat dis morning an head a row on New Zealands 2nd deepest and Argueably most picturesque Lake, weel I wiz choost on da river leadin...

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Dec 19, 2003 - Doubtful Sound: Day 1

Up at 5am to get ready, we made it in time to the base at six. There we met our guide for the trip, Bevan, a young dreadlocked kiwi who had just started a month ago. He seemed pretty cool so everything should be good. We also met Barry our boat captain and driver to get us to the sound. We got going in the van and picked everybody else up from around town, then we drove the 15km or so south to Manapouri, a tiny village on the shores of Lake Manapouri. From there, we hopped on the boat with our gear and sped across the lake for an hour to...

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