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#8

Bluff

overcast 8 °C

Just about as far south as you can go in New Zealand and is well worth the long drive usually from Queenstown, Dunedin or even Tekapo.

There is only one reason why people venture to bluff besides the famous signpost that is. It is the fact that when you look out across the ocean you think to yourself that the next large landmass out there is the unspoilt wilderness of antarctica, and for most this is as close you'll get.

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So in the half hour or so that you spend here take a moment to daydream of distant shores, so close yet so far...

Posted by NZ65 14:12 Archived in New Zealand Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

#9

Auckland

all seasons in one day 24 °C

A first stop for most when they travel to NZ and is well equiped to suit every travellers needs. Big hostels and excellent nightlife will get you meeting floks of like minded people in no time and will guarantee fun will your at it. Travelling isn't cheap and there are plenty of people in the capital who can help you find a job to pay for all your travel, accomodation and beer expenses. Things to do and see in Auckland:

-Take the ferry across to rangitoto island and bag your first volcano.

-Have a great night out in Auckland's Globe Bar and recover the next day with a timely stroll down to the marina.

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-Find work

-Take in sights from the Skytower's observation deck and if you are up for it you can do a controlled jump off the top for the same price as a weeks accomodation.

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So all in all a great place to begin your New Zealand adventure.

Posted by NZ65 11:43 Archived in New Zealand Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

#10

Oamaru

semi-overcast 10 °C

A quiet little town on the east coast of New Zealand's south island which is usually bypassed by most in order to get to Christchurch or Dunedin. But for those who do stop will be greatly rewarded with good cheap accomodation and lots to do.

-Lovely harbour area which houses Oamaru's colourful boats

-Trying to catch a glimpse of the elusive yellow eyed penguin at one of the world's few remaining colony's.

-Some great architecture

-Getting up early, or staying up late to walk down to the sea and view hundreds of little blue penguins coming into shore after a long hard days fishing.

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-Get even closer to the penguins with a guided tour of their nesting area.

Then once you have dabbled about here and there taking in the sights simply sit back, relax, have a cool beer and reminisce about your months of travel.

Posted by NZ65 06:34 Archived in New Zealand Tagged backpacking Comments (0)

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