Our campervan journey (Part 10, last part!)

Off to visit one bad-ass tree!

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Kieran has more photos on his camera, so that is all from the Campervan adventures! Thanks for reading! 😛

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Our campervan journey (Part 10, last part!)

Off to visit one bad-ass tree!

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Kieran has more photos on his camera, so that is all from the Campervan adventures! Thanks for reading! 😛

Our campervan journey (part 9)

RACING to the Porpoise bay to try beat the sun to try catch sunrise! 😛

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Watching it from inside our campervan because it was cold!! Nice and cozy inside on our bed! Hehehe

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The sea side where there were fossilised trees!!

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Then the crazy-ass waterfall you could walk right up beside! Dangerous so if you do decide to climb, becareful!

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And then off to Florence Hill, beautiful but very windy!

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More waterfalls!!

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SO MANY SHEEEEEP RUNNING!

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Driving to where we were staying for the night! The bay to ourselves!

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By the lighthouse!

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Then off to the Speights brewery for a tour and free beer!!

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Then off to Cadbury’s World! It was good, but I think kids would enjoy it more!

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China town! I’m a ninja!

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The old train station!

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Kieran and I love sweeeeeets!! YAY SWEEEETS! Some old sweets we hadn’t seen in a very long time! We really are kids at heart!

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Our campervan journey (part 9)

RACING to the Porpoise bay to try beat the sun to try catch sunrise! 😛

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Watching it from inside our campervan because it was cold!! Nice and cozy inside on our bed! Hehehe

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The sea side where there were fossilised trees!!

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Then the crazy-ass waterfall you could walk right up beside! Dangerous so if you do decide to climb, becareful!

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And then off to Florence Hill, beautiful but very windy!

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More waterfalls!!

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SO MANY SHEEEEEP RUNNING!

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Driving to where we were staying for the night! The bay to ourselves!

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By the lighthouse!

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Then off to the Speights brewery for a tour and free beer!!

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I thought it was a very good tour and well worth going if you like beer!ImageImage

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Then off to Cadbury’s World! It was good, but I think kids would enjoy it more!

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China town! I’m a ninja!

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The old train station!

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Kieran and I love sweeeeeets!! YAY SWEEEETS! Some old sweets we hadn’t seen in a very long time! We really are kids at heart!

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Our campervan journey (part 7)

Good MORNING! We got a nice/nasty little surprise when we woke up! Usually I love snow but when you’re driving in a massive BOX (and a very heavy one too!) it is a little scary!

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We decided to just drive and see how it goes, couldn’t possibly be THAT bad… Until we arrived at a hill.. and just from sheer weight we couldn’t make it up! Kept sliding back down! TERRIFYING! because we were on the road from Glenorchy to Queenstown and it’s rather quiet with few cars so the snow built up pretty quickly! So we were stuck on the hill for at least 1 hour trying to get our campervan over! Luckily we rented out snow chains but silly us trying to put them on when we were on the hill! So eventually we pulled over by the edge (very dodgey because these roads were windy) so I had to keep watch! It was absolutely FREEEEZING and putting these chains on were like hell because our hands got so cold and numb it was nearly impossible!!

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We were on the verge of a break down and the snow just got worse and worse. But after 2.5 hours of hard work, we FINALLY managed to get it on and off we went

… at 8km/hr… the snow chains really don’t let you go very fast… the campervan just shakes vigorously the whole time we’re driving.. and guess what.. once we were over the hill, for some strange reason, there was hardly any snow! So there we were at snails pace driving until after 20 mins we were like, no we’re taking them off! Screw it if we come across snow again, highly unlikely anyways! So off they came and we were on our way to Queenstown again!

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So we can now say we’ve experienced ALL 4 seasons in New Zealand!

It was great to experience snow! So we decided to go back and do another Canyon Swing in the snow! AMAZING! The view was just so beautiful!! The good thing is they give you a wristband that you can keep and while you’re in Queenstown after your first jump, you can do more jumps after that for much cheaper!

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The place where you jump off is to the right of the picture! But beautiful view right?!

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And of course after a snowy jump we had to end our awesome day with a ferg burger!! 😛

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Our campervan journey! (Part 3)

Getting excited about trekking Franz Josef’s glacier!

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Helicopter ride back down! It was good! but could have been better! No offense to the group we were with but if we had been with a younger and fitter group the guide would have done way cooler stuff like going through crevasses etc with us! He kept saying.. yeah it’s real cool in there, real cool down there, but we’re not doing that today. Grrr.. paid so much just for a 2 hour walk. So make sure to ask if the people you’re booked with can do fun things and not just walk. It was a bit annoying. 

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The mirror lake! Drove all the way out there and unfortunately it was raining and cloudy! Would have been cool though!

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Our campervan journey! (Part 1)

So we drove straight across from Christchurch airport through Arthur’s pass, around the west coast, down south and then back to Christchurch! I’ll just post photos up now because I can’t remember the exact details, but if you want information about them do ask and I’ll do my best to assist 🙂

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The great thing about having a campervan meant that you can stop where you want to have breakfast/lunch/dinner! (well as long as you’re out of the way and no on the road!)

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We stopped at some pretty sweet locations for breakfast and lunch! 😀

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We decided to go to the beach and watch sunset! This calls for POPCORN!

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So beautiful. 

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QUICK FINISH THE POPCORN!

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