November - December 2016
  • Day20

    Goodbye little Donkey

    December 16, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Time to say goodbye to NZ (wave)....
    Flying via Tokyo we hope to be all back to Germany soon :-)

    best wishes and a merry Christmas to all,

    PS...3100km in a tiny mint green Toyota Passo: not always comfy ;-)Read more

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  • Day19


    December 15, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    Hamilton city has a beautiful park with a collection of thematic gardens. Although it was a bit rainy it was an amazing visit!

    The collection of restaurants here was amazing as well! Victori Street is overloaded with choices ....and after too many Fish&Chips stops during the last weeks we indulged in the more exotic kitchens :-)

    Donkey was specially happy about the “Samurai Sizzle“ a newly opened japanese place, with fantastic live cooking (Teppanyaki).
    All the best for them!
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  • Day18

    Bridal Veil Falls

    December 14, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 15 °C

    A waterfall so perfectly falling for 55m that an impression of a veil is created....unless it s a windy day ;-)

    The nearby sufer paradise Raglan looked fantastic, but in the rainy weather we went on to Hamilton.
    Here Donkey could post his Santa Claus mail!
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  • Day17

    Hot Water beach

    December 13, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    Te Puia Springs so great!!! And difficult to describe by pictures!
    At this beach you dig a muddy pool in the sand and enjoy the warm water underneath. Up to 45°C let you cook nicely. wow

    The Bay itself is a wonderful colour set of blue and green, simply beautiful.

    How to find them:
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  • Day16


    December 12, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    On the way up north (ahh time for the south island).....we passed the 3 ,sisters`
    a rock formation you can visit at low tide.
    ...and next to them sits an elephant!

    Dinner was in this really interesting Pub in Kawhia...
    Although there was so much sand to eat today with the stormy weather, it was a surprise we were still hungry!
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  • Day12

    Wine :-)

    December 8, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    Napier this place we finally got some wine tasting (and some Rain) It was very nicely done and we got some new flavours to know ;-)
    With all the recomondations what to drink on a hot Xmas day we left the Hawkes Bay and went over to the other coast.

    ...and here we drank the wine :) The city has a cuty center with many shops and boutiques. In theory great place for shopping, BUT...everything closed at 5! So: cheese and wine in the motel ;-)
    Donkey was very happy!!!
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  • Day11

    into the wild

    December 7, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Taking the (old) state highway from Rotorua to Napier we wanted to see the wildest forest with the Lake Waikaremoana and the even more amazing waterfalls...
    We got to see it all!

    And more: 40km of unsealed road included a lot of DUST and many hours in the little green box -lolRead more

  • Day10

    Falls, Springs and Lakes

    December 6, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    ....a water day in full sunshine!

    the lake district around Rotorua is wide spread and full of walks between all different waters: Creeks, springs, rivers and lakes (and of course the smelly pools!).
    Craving for fresh water experiences we set out to see the deepest spring in NZ: Hamurana springs and nearby the dancing sand spring!

    The second spot was the Okere Falls wirh 5 different fall steps and finally a peaceful stop at the lake Rotoiti....

    ...and maybe now: to the Hotel pool ;-)
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