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Our Year in NZ.   We have enjoyed the time, the scenery and the people we meet. 

Now Travellin 1on1 is heading back to Australia

Hope you get a chance to head to New Zealand

March 26, 2018

NZ come to an end, were on our way back to Australia.  It’s been a blast, we could not have seen or explored the South Island the way we did without spending the time down there.  For months we watched the weather and then embraced the specific area when the sun came out.  Living in the mountains the weather is very changeable, have to make the most of those sunny days.  The highlight for me was walking the Hook...

March 19, 2018

We did it....  Cape Regina,  made it to the Northern Tip of New Zealand..  Admittedly we did not ride the bike all the way up the coast but we did ride today from Houhora Heads,  where we are staying at Wagener Holiday Caravan Park.   These caravan parks are very average for the price charged.  Amenities were clean but dated and showers were metered.  Grounds were unkempt but the pool area was nice.  Limited Wi-Fi access all t...

March 17, 2018

Middle Earth,  NZ renowned for scenery and the filming of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbits Trilogies.   On our way up North we stopped in at Matamata to visit friends, therefore being in  the heart of middle earth,  we ventured out to Hobbition Movie Set

Located on the Alexanders' 1250 acre farm , there are 39 Hobbit-holes and the famous Green Dagon Inn.  The movie set is now maintained and kept intact by...

March 14, 2018

Travelling  from the South to the North, were on the move again.  Sad to leave the South but a nice drive up through Kaikoura.  Amazing to see the extent of the damage to the roads from the earthquake.  We sailed on Wednesday 7th March into Wellington and now have a window of opportunity to get to the top of the North Island (Cape Regina) before shipping this lot back to Australia. 

One thing about travellin...

March 4, 2018

2018 March Hare Rally in Waimate NZ.  Held on the Waimate Show grounds, a well-run event.  Good music on Friday & Saturday night, good food vendors.  Bar prices were realistic.  Apparently one of the biggest ones in the South Island.   Was surprised at the number of trikes in this area. A cross section of bikes attends these rallies. Must say after tenting it at the Vincent was great to have the caravan to go back to at night....

March 2, 2018

So, time to move on from Central Otago.   It has been an amazing year exploring this area.  Part of our heart will be left in the Deep South, after all we do have family and friends in the area. Hardest part of visiting loved ones is leaving…….     I’m not sure if I could endure the cold winters year after year though.  We have been lucky and had a very mild winter, coldest we got was -6.  But we had 4 seasons, each one bringi...

February 10, 2018

Headed down to Burt Munro Challenge Weekend in Invercargill on Saturday.  Good weekend, with lots of Bikes and lots of events.

We scored a motel room at the Top 10 Caravan Park as almost everything in town was sold out.  (Pays to decide early if you want to attend these rallies.)  We have stayed here before and very clean and tidy. A few bikes there too, so meet up with some North Islanders for a drink on Saturday Night....

February 9, 2018

Looks like we are giving up semi normal life again and hitting the road for a while.  Being that we are in New Zealand on a Temporary Import Permit, our time is coming to an end and we will have to leave the Deep South of New Zealand and head back to Australia.   

Very mixed emotions as we start to prepare for an end of February departure. Leaving family and new friends behind will be the hardest, but it has been...

February 4, 2018

Vincent County Rally our first Kiwi Bike Rally.  The Bike rally in its 34th year, was just out of Alexandra at Galloway on the river in central Otago.  Although the Friday Night was very cold, the music was good, and we got to have a look around at the lay of the land.  We did bail and headed home to the caravan instead of camping…

Saturday Arvo we headed back out, tent on the back for a night at the Rally.  The weath...

January 11, 2018

So, I haven’t been attending to my blog recently…. Sorry, Life seems to get in the way, especially that WORK word… it’s been a busy time with the silly season and all. Have really enjoyed learning the ropes at the motel and now confident that I can manage a motel and keep the standards expected by the owners. Now to start looking for more of this work as we head back to Australia. Unfortunately, lotto hasn’t given us a major s...

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