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After her previous two visits to New Zealand, Dairne was very keen that I should see the country.  In 2002, we finally made it.  It was only a few months before the twins Harry and Alice were born.  We toured the country using a hire car and staying in motels.  We found booking in advance was hardly necessary.  

It was a hectic tourist trip. We flew down to Christchurch, picked up a hire car, drove down the west coast past the glaciers. Then we visited Fjordland. It was raining (“APD”= absolutely pixxxxg down”),  but this meant the waterfalls were at their best. Then back up past Mt Cook. Later we visited Coromandel, a beautiful part of the east coast of North Island, Rotarua, the main thermal area, and visited Dairnes cousin in the Bay of islands. A lot was packed in!

Sadly there is no Log, video or presentation relating to this trip, but there  are some impressive photos in the flickr set including

   -   the waterfalls in Milford Sound

   -   Mount Cook

   -   Arthurs Pass

   -   The Kauri forest

   -   Waitangi and Bay of Islands

   -   Coromandel

   -   Rotorua volcanic area

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