New Zealand – Day 17 – Greymouth to Nelson

Tuesday, April 10 2018 After arriving in Greymouth we have to wait for the luggage to be unloaded. Mine is of course one of the last and I now have 15 minutes to get some food and drinks for the bus ride. 6 hours in a bus… I can think of more exciting things. That…

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New Zealand – Day 17 – Christchurch to Greymouth

Tuesday, April 10, 2108 I managed again to be awake before my alarm went of. More time to get all my stuff ready for the trip today. All searching for my power bank has been in vain. It is gone. That is not good when you use your mobile for geocaching, filming, photos and surfing…

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New Zealand – Day 16 – Christchurch

Monday, April 9th 2018 After a good nights sleep I get out at about 9:00. The weather is gray, compared to the last two weeks cold and as I found out at the geocaching event, there is not so much interesting to do in the city. They are still in after-the-quake mode and I am…

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New Zealand – Day 15 – Auckland to Christchurch

Sunday, April 8th 2018 Today I am leaving the north island and will go to the south island. A short flight from Auckland airport to Christchurch. As always when I have to catch a flight I wake up before my alarm goes of. Enough time to take a shower, pack the rest of my stuff…

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New Zealand – Day 13 – Karangahake and Waihi beach

Friday, April 6th 2018 My last full day on the Coromandel peninsula. Breakfast again with small talk and another tip for activities for the day. Perfect, because I haven¨t planned anything. The tip includes two spots. Karangahake and Waihi (beach). The trip is not far. The Karangahake Gorge is only 36 km from Thames. A short…

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New Zealand – Day 12 – Coromandel town and Fletcher bay

Thursday, April 5th 2018 New day beginning with breakfast at 8:45 and some more good tips from my hosts Elena and Matthias. They recommend a tour to Fletcher bay in the north of the Coromandel peninsula. Just enjoying the drive and stop where ever I feel to stop. So I drive north, the ca. 55…

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New Zealand – Day 11 – Coromandel east coast

Wednesday, April 4th 2018 Starting the day with breakfast at the owners kitchen. A very nice variety of everything. Elena is providing me with tips for the day – where to go, what to see – and some small talk. The family emigrated from Germany to New Zealand 7 years ago. Interesting to hear how…

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New Zealand – Day 10 – Kawakawa to Thames

Today is a traveling day. I pack my stuff into the car, check the apartment and put the key back into the keybox outside. The drive will be between 4 and 5 hours for about 350 km. Audio book on and driving down SH1 towards Auckland. Just a small lunch stop on the way (and…

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New Zealand – Day 9 – Waipoua Forest

Today another small driving tour. My goal is Waipoura forest, about 100 km west of where I am staying. The forest is the largest remaining native forest in the region and home to two of the largest living Kauri trees. But first things first, there is a special public toilet in the town I am…

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New Zealand – Day 8 – Waitangi and Cape Reinga

Today the winter time starts in New Zealand. Same shit as at home – we now have an hour more – or just wake up very early. But today I am rested and I have some driving to do. Packing up all my stuff and waiting to get to check out at 8:30. Still have…

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