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On our way through Arthur’s Pass towards Fox Glacier, we stumbled upon Castle Hill. A field of large limestone rocks plastered on top of a hill next to a sheep field just off the highway. Despite wanting to keep going, Jordan was like a kid in a candy store...

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Driving into Christchurch, it looked like a typical small, urban sprawl city, with busy streets filled with restaurants and businesses. As we made our way to the city centre, in search for our hostel (Foley Towers), we noticed that nearly ever motel had a glaring NO VACANCY sign. Amazed...

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Kaikoura is known for its bustling seal colony along the beautiful shores of the peninsula walkway just outside town. On our way to the peninsula, we rounded a corner and there was a seal lying on the road. At first I thought it was dead, but then he lifted...

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As we drove towards Kiakoura, the snow-capped mountains came in the view on the beautiful sunny blue sky day. Jordan has been on a mission to find a mountain to hike in search for snow, and immediately said ‘Hey that mountain looks climbable!’ We planned to hike the Kiakoura...

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As we left Nelson, on our way down the East Coast of the South Island, we stumbled upon a small town, Havelock, famous for its beautiful green shell New Zealand mussels. We stopped by The Mussel Pot restaurant to take in some of the local fare. (I love the...

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As we left the Abel Tasman, with our new friend Ryan, we decided to hit a few spots along the way. The first was Labyrinth Rocks which was a maze-like network of canyons through the local ‘Karst’ limestone. As we made our way through the criss-crossing paths, I was...

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New Zealand is famous for its tramping (hiking) and have 9 Great Walks which are the premier tracks around the country offering diverse landscapes and breathtaking views. The Abel Tasman Coast Track is one of the Great Walks which was the first on our list as it was just...

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Up early to catch the 8am Cook Straight ferry over to the South Island, we boarded the boat up the upper car level and made our way to the observation deck. The ferry was very similar to the PEI ferries that depart in Caribou, just outside Pictou. I used...

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