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  • Day38

    Tiki trail walk

    December 4, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    At Queenstown our campsite was right next to a mountain. We climbed it - but there was a deal we had with our parents. The deal was that if we got to the top and back down again, without whingeing, we would get 25 NZ dollars, the cost of a return ticket on the gondola! We got to the top, which made my heart beat at 100 miles per hour. Going down made my knees wobble, but it was so much fun.Read more

    Looks just like I imagined New Zealand to be! X

    12/5/18Reply

    Looks amazing. I'm so jealous!

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  • Day38

    Parasailing and tree-climbing

    December 4, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    In Queenstown we had lots of choices of activities. We chose to do parasailing and it was so cool. We went onto a boat where we got our harnesses on. Then they attached us to the parachute and the boat went really quick. We were lifted up into the air. We saw loads of views and the parachute kept bobbing up and down. Then we landed and got to the playground. There was a big tree which had fallen over and we decided to climb it. It was so much fun.Read more

  • Day37

    Queenstown

    December 3, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We travelled in our van to Queenstown. We stayed in a campsite where there were loads of people. It was quite strict because there was a lock on the toilet door, to which you had to enter a password. There are mountains in Queenstown called the Remarkables. It is quite remarkable!Read more

  • Day36

    Lake Tekapo, Church of the Good Shepherd

    December 2, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    We travelled to Lake Tekapo where there was the most beautiful scene to have a picnic. There was a clear lake next to where we were eating and an island in the middle of it. After having food we started our journey to the campsite. On the way there, we passed a church called the Church of the Good Shepherd. The views out of the window were amazing.Read more

  • Day36

    Overnight camping with views of Mt Cook

    December 2, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    After looking at Lake Tekapo we went to a campsite next to a lake with lots of mountains surrounding it, one of which is called Mount Cook. We only stayed there for one night. It was really nice.

    Emma-Louise Parfect

    What an incredible view. Its so rare to see something so unspoilt. Its very wet and muddy in Ness this morning.. And cold. I'm off for a very soggy dog walk soon. Ness has some pretty lovely views, even in this weather, but nothing quite so stunning as your picture.x

    12/3/18Reply
    Heidi's happy holidays

    It is stunning around here, but the UK definitely has equally beautiful scenery, just not on such a grand scale! Hope you don't get too soggy on your dog walk. Hope to join you before too long! Take care x

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  • Day35

    "Schnecke" and Waihi Gorge

    December 1, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Schnecke is snail in German. We called the van we rented this because it is quite slow. On our first night we went to a place called Waihi Gorge . It had lots of space and we had most of the campsite to ourselves. There was also a river flowing through the campsite.Read more

    Nicky Lewis

    Loving the wheels, what beautifully green countryside

    12/2/18Reply
    Emma-Louise Parfect

    I'm so glad I don't have to park that van. Looks pretty amazing tho - you guys are travelling in style!x

    12/2/18Reply
    Heidi's happy holidays

    I haven't parked or driven it myself yet, Emma-Louise!! Leaving it all to Mr Loach!!😊 Stephx

    12/2/18Reply
    Jill Loach

    Looks like a luxury van! Lots of space outside. Beautiful. Xx

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  • Day33

    Akaroa rhino

    November 29, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 15 °C

    In Akaroa we went for a walk up a hill and saw sculptures made of metal. We saw some metal giraffes were poking around in the grass in the middle of the walk, and when we got to the top there was a rhino made of old metal. It was really cool.Read more

    Beautiful scenery! Xx

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  • Day32

    Akaroa

    November 28, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 14 °C

    After Jonah's birthday lunch in Christchurch we went to Akaroa. This is a pretty little village with a French feeling to it. French settlers first came here in 1840.

    Helen Kini

    Hi Heidi I m really enjoying reading about your trip. Ben and Ewan love the photos. I have travelled around New Zealand and think it's absolutely beautiful. Keep having lots of fun! Give all the family a bit hug from Team Williams and keep posting ! Love Helen x

    11/28/18Reply
    Emma-Louise Parfect

    Good to see your beautiful pictures. My favourite is Lewis's expression on the photo with Jonah on the ferry. Looks like you are having an amazing adventure. Its wet and windy back home - you are definitely in the best place right now. Love to the Loach family from the Parfects.x

    11/29/18Reply

    Lovely photo of mum and daughter! Gorgeous! Susie xx

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    Nicky Lewis

    That’s a framer

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  • Day32

    Christchurch

    November 28, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌧 12 °C

    In Christchurch we celebrated Jonah's birthday. We walked around after eating in a really fantastic cafe. Because there was an earthquake in 2011 many buildings were crumpled. We saw the cathedral, which fell down in the earthquake. It was quite scary. After that, we saw the temporary cardboard cathedral, then we got back in the car and drove to Akaroa.Read more

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