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Waitomo


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Our first stop on the PC was a Maori village called Waitomo. On the menu, abseiling, spelunking, black water rafting, a farm show, and more.

Blog - A Dean For All Seasons

111 files, last one added on Jan 27, 2007
Album viewed 157 times

Taupo


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We spent some time on Lake Taupo and in the surrounding area, at a natural hotsprings, Hooka falls, and a little nightlife too.

Blog - The Taupo of Dean

102 files, last one added on Jan 27, 2007
Album viewed 44 times

Mount Doom (Tongario)


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We got an authentic taste of Mordor hiking in Tongario National Park in inclement weather.

Blog - Bring on the Camping

19 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2007
Album viewed 17 times

Mangaweka Camping


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We camped overnight in Mangaweka, and had a little campfire party to stave off the rain - not to mention some body surfing through the rapids.

Blog - Bring on the Camping

30 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2007
Album viewed 34 times

Wellington


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Wellington proved to be one of my favourite cities - ever. Beautiful, clean, friendly, green, fun, and cultured all at once.

Blog - Doing Wellington

54 files, last one added on Jan 28, 2007
Album viewed 877 times

Nelson


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Our first stop in the South Island of New Zealand was the lovely little city of Nelson, where we party, skydove, and hang glided.

Blog - The Full Nelson

49 files, last one added on Feb 01, 2007
Album viewed 33 times

Wine Tasting


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Katie, Brad, Chris, Anthony, and myself took a wine tasting trip just outside Nelson. The result? Delicious!

Blog - The Full Nelson

32 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2007
Album viewed 30 times

Abel Tasman


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We hiked into Abel Tasman, a beautiful national park with more beaches than people and camped for two days before kayaking out. A highlight.

Blog - Ready, Willing, and Abel Tasman

101 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2007
Album viewed 43 times

Kaikoura


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A quick day in Kaikoura to swim with the dolphins and relax before heading to Christchurch.

Blog - Attack of the Killer Dolphins

35 files, last one added on Feb 18, 2007
Album viewed 29 times

Christchurch


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We stopped in Christchurch and I met with my friend, Mike, who showed us around the area and well beyond.

Blog - West Bests Rest

138 files, last one added on Feb 24, 2007
Album viewed 41 times

Peel Forest


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We stopped in a lodge in the middle of Peel Forest and did some ropes courses and mostly enjoyed living ecologically.

Blog - A Peeling Forest

62 files, last one added on Feb 24, 2007
Album viewed 38 times

Mt. Cook


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We stayed at Mount Cook in a beautiful alpine region, had a rather embarrassing cross-dressing party, hiked to Mueller Hut, and saw Tasman glacier. A definite highlight.

Blog - Mount Mt. Cook

159 files, last one added on Feb 27, 2007
Album viewed 35 times

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Random files - Pacific Challenge
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Hanging For It23 viewsI guess the penalty for three sommersaults is death.
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Pancake Rocks13 viewsYou can see the layering of these rocks in a zoom. Geologists still can't explain this.
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Miking Down the Trail26 viewsHike on his way back to the bottom.
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Recovery27 viewsNorm managed to get to here on his own.
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The Cutting Crew29 viewsAgain, I emphasise his bravery.
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Iceberg21 viewsMeridith should've done the Titanic thing. Then rammed the boat into this. That would've made a great movie.
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Tractor Pull26 viewsWe got into the tractor after our very extensive and ridiculous training session to go see what we've learned.
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Impressed10 viewsI can hardly believe I'm getting soaked from this distance.

Last additions - Pacific Challenge
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Left Their Mark36 viewsEvery single person has left their mark on this trip and others. Some in more obvious ways than others.Apr 07, 2007
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Final Resting Spot34 viewsThe KY flew home with Brad in his sleeping mat.Apr 07, 2007
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Unloading30 viewsThe group gets their bags together.Apr 07, 2007
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Later Lauren31 viewsLauren stayed at the airport where she was meeting a friend later in the day and heading down to Byron.Apr 07, 2007
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The Storm37 viewsNorm escorted Dustin and Lauren down to Sydney with Myra to pick up her car and continue to Melbourne.Apr 07, 2007
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Later Lana31 viewsLana also headed down to Sydney on the bus.Apr 07, 2007
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Kia Ora, Chelsea39 viewsOff to Fiji for some alone time on the beaches after picking up a ticket yesterday.Apr 07, 2007
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Cheers, Amanda28 viewsShe actually would be getting right back on the bus with Lana to head for a friend in Sydney.Apr 07, 2007