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The drive to Oamaru was a rainy one as Cyclone Iris passed over the South Island. Our first stop was at the Moeraki Boulders Café to try their famous seafood chowder before venturing down to the beach to check out the fascinating ‘concretions’. Moeraki Boulders Since the rain was...

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Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world and I was amazed at how our parents truly embraced that ‘adrenaline junkie’ attitude! My dad was the first to venture into the extreme sports in Queenstown with the Flyboarding session we had. He was the first to jump...

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Ever since I saw the YouTube video of a group of guys flying like superheros with water jetpacks on their feet I knew wanted to try this new sport – Flyboarding!! Propelled by a jetpack attached to a Jetski, the nozzles underneath the special boots provide the thrust to...

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Milford Sound is one of the most unique and beautiful places in New Zealand so it was at the top of the ‘must see’ list for our parents while visiting. Jordan and I had done a cruise back in October on a drizzly, foggy day so we were looking...

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Jeanette and Russell asked us back in November if we would like to go on a 3-day Kayak expedition through Doubtful Sound with them while they’re visiting in New Zealand. Known as the “Sound of Silence” for it’s calmness and serenity, we jumped at the opportunity to experience the...

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We kicked off our South Island Trip with a plan to do the Routeburn Track with Jordan’s parents, Jeanette and Russell. They did great on our weekend doing the ULTIMATE Tongariro Alpine Crossing so they were up for the challenge to tackle their first official Great Walk and our seventh...

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With New Zealand being crowned as one of the most expensive holiday destinations in the world there is a misconception that you have to spend a lot of money to have fun in New Zealand. Since Jordan and I moved here 5 months ago, we have experienced a number...

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When looking back at our first 6 weeks exploring New Zealand, I wanted to reflect on some of the highlights and favorite parts of our trip (NOTE: These were done independently, but surprisingly we came out with quite similar answers!) Favorite Tramps: Jenna 1. Hiking the mountain ridge along...

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Having made the last minute decision to do the Milford Track, we knew that meant cutting out some items on our original itinerary and making a quick sprint back up the South Island to catch the ferry to Wellington. That meant a traditional Thanksgiving dinner was not going to...

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Completing the Milford track was never part of our initial agenda however completing the Kepler Track ignited a desire to experience more of New Zealand by “tramping” around. After a little smoozing over with Jenna I managed to convince her that completing the Milford track this time of year...

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