November 2016
  • Day1

    Queenstown nz

    November 26, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Just arrived in Nz, Going to a wedding in Queenstown. The weather is terrible and i have to wear a jumper plus a jacket which is crazy considering its the 26th of November.

    It's a great town with amazing mountains in all directions and a solid lake in the middle. I was the only person at the airport with a kite and a surfboard.Read more

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  • Day2

    day 2 Queenstown

    November 27, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    It's as cold as it looks. Last night it snowed and it was 6 degrees when I woke up.
    It's wedding day today and it's at a winery. It's not raining which is a bonus.
    Had a few drinks last night and this place is cool. I wish I could mountain bike as the town is surrounded by mountains. I can see the place going off during a winter season.Read more

  • Day3

    lumsdon

    November 28, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Very quiet town with a nice pub which is where we are staying.
    Amazing lunch today with the crew from the wedding. As far as I am concerned there aren't any bad meals in this country. Even the food at the pub.
    Tomorrow we will cruise millford sounds.

  • Day5

    wanaka to fox glacier

    November 30, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 6 °C

    Wanaka is awesome. I could maybe live there but I won't.
    Awesome lake (nearly went kitesurfing yesterday and today was no wind) good food good vibe etc.
    Drove up to treble cone and watched paragliding, fed eels and looked at a few sites. Today was the first day without wind and it is absolutely stunning. I even wore shorts briefly.
    Went to fox glacier. Wow. Very sad that it is dying/ retreating.
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  • Day6

    Franz josef glacier to a random surf spo

    December 1, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 29 °C

    Stayed at the glow worm backpackers last night. Went to the pub with open Mic and then did a bush walk with glow worms very cool.
    Today we went to franz Joseph glacier then drove up to punakaiki where I surfed alone. We are staying in an air bnb which has $1000 views on a backpacker budget. It's not on the grid and dosent have sewage but as I said the view is epic.
    Tomorrow we get the ferry to the north island and probably party in the nation's capital Wellington.
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  • Day7

    ferry from South to north

    December 2, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 24 °C

    See you later south island. The scenery is amazing. Amazing mountains, amazing glaciers, amazing beaches, rivers and roads. If you like driving it's bloody amazing.
    We woke up in picturesque fox river and drove to picton. Basically from West to east following rivers through the middle and then through the Marlborough wine region. Kinda like nth Queensland is for sugar kane but replaced with Vineyards.
    I am now on the ferry to north island. Next time I will kitesurf it. 30+ knots outside should be fun. Mark, Bernie, Randy and anyone else.
    Wellington tonight. Going to find some kiwi reggae bro.
    Hurry up and warm up nz it's December
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  • Day7

    Wellington

    December 2, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 9 °C

    We enjoyed a Thai dinner followed by a brief visit to one of the many bars. Unfortunately I didn't get to see one of the great kiwi reggae bands that I love instead it was an average dj but not terrible.
    Sadly we don't have time to spend in Wellington so we will push on up to rotorua.

  • Day9

    mt Maunganui, Tauranga

    December 4, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    Saturday we drove from Wellington to mount Manganoui or Tauranga (both names are probably miss spelt.
    Caught up with Mike Blincoe the old bass player from the high grade. It was crate day which means you have to drink a crate of beer. The crates are wooden and full of long necks. I felt like Jake the muss from once were warriors. Sadly I failed but blincoe did manage to force a number of shots down my throat and sadly Sunday morning was very painful.
    Mike got me to walk up mt manganoui followed by a cafe for breakfast. What a sweet town. Reminded me of the Goldie with lots of fit bodies walking around in exercise clothing.
    We then visited some friends of Holly's for an epic BBQ dinner. Mmmm smoked chicken.
    After the feed we drove to raglan. As usual it was nice and bendy.
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