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November 2014
Posted on November 20th, 2014 by paularath

  Wanaka is a small town in the middle of the southern portion of the South Island. People talk about Wanaka as “the next Queensland,” poised for tourism. Currently it is a place where many New Zealand families go for their private get-away vacations. It’s all about camping and fishing and tramping (hiking) and water
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Posted on November 19th, 2014 by paularath

We had a beautiful travel guide drive us from Dunedin to Wanaka. Her name is Tracey MacLaren and she lives in Arrowtown, near Queenstown. Her sister lives in Dunedin so the whole thing works well for her – and for us. Tracey did what many NZ people do when they finish college: She went traveling
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Posted on November 19th, 2014 by paularath

  It’s about an hour’s drive from Dunedin and a pretty steep hike to get there, but Jerry and I thought the visit to see the penguins, sea lions, albatross and fur seals was well worth the time and effort. f you’re anywhere near Dunedin, don’t miss it! On the way to the peninsula, we
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Posted on November 18th, 2014 by paularath

When a boatload of folks from Scotland first arrived in Dunedin, on the East Coast of New Zealand, they fell in love. They decided it reminded them of Edinburgh, so they set out to create a smaller version of that lovely Scottish city. Our hotel was located right near the Octagon, the city center, which enabled us to
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Posted on November 17th, 2014 by paularath

    We had a teary departure from the Crystal Symphony, as we have become such close friends with Paula and Camilla and Carl and Bruce and so many others. But oh! What a delight to be in New Zealand! We walked from the Crystal to the interisland ferry and caught the Fuller ferry to Waiheke
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