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Saturday, June 5th, 2010

After Christchurch we were meant to head up Kaikoura however our bus forgot to get us. We were stranded and missing Queenstown, we had thoughts of going back, working etc but after evaluating the situation it would be too expensive and a waste of a visa to only stay a while so we are going to save it for another time.

This meant we had to kill another day in Christchurch, we managed to find a wagamammas and go to the museum and watch movies.

Kaikoura was our next destination, the weather wasn’t amazing and we decided that whale watching was too expensive for an unguarenteed whale spot so we chilled out most of the day.

Our next day we left for the ferry at picton, spent 3 hours on the ferry discussing all the funny travelling stories we’ve had with some other passengers on our bus and arrived in Wellington around 4.

Spent the next few days in the capital, learning cultural things at the huge Te Papa Mueseum and shopping!

Now we have made it to Taupo unfortunately the one thing we came here to do, The tongariro crossing has been cancelled!

We head to Rotarua in the next few days then hit Auckland!

Update again soon.

Queenstown continued….

Saturday, June 5th, 2010

Wow so we ended up staying in Queenstown for a lot longer than we anticipated due to having such a good time (and the buses were fully booked.) Fortunately for us we had made good friends with most of the staff at nomads hostel which meant some nice benefits for us. Like free washing, free internet, opening the kitchen at 2 in the morning for a snack and getting away with drinking in the communal area after nine when everyone else is meant to leave! We spent a lot of the week chilling out (literally as the weather turned bitterly cold) we drank lots of tea whilst snuggled on the sofas having the funniest randomist conversations till 4 in the morning sometimes! During the days we slept, ate, walked round town, one day we even ventured up the gondala hill, nearly died but it was worth it for the view at the top! we didn’t go out as much the second week of our stay apart from the legendary blind bar crawl however this time we dressed up as chavs. Have to say Alice and I were hideous but that was the look we were going for had an awesome night.

Finally on saturday we left, we were most upset to say goodbye to one of our besties Ben (newly adopted big brother for me) but we will definitely keep in touch!

Made it to Christchurch after a 9 hour journey, slightly annoying we have another day here but hey its only one night…or so we thought!


Friday, May 21st, 2010 we have been here a week and a half having a lot of fun! Staying at a brilliant hostel with lots of fun people! The first few days we spent going out on the town with our hilarious roomies ... [Continue reading this entry]

Christchruch to Queenstown!

Friday, May 21st, 2010
Wow so it's been a while since I have blogged and its due to being very very busy!!!! We have had a couple of jam packed weeks but i will briefly summarise them! Basically we got on our Kiwi experience bus ... [Continue reading this entry]


Friday, May 7th, 2010
Wow so we made it here and its chilly and we're wearing hoodys! We've had to buy boots to keep our feet warm but I think the shock has worn off now and we are slowly climatising to the chillyness! Our ... [Continue reading this entry]

The end of a wonderful 3 months in Australia!!!

Thursday, May 6th, 2010
So our last week was a lot of fun. We were in Sydney and we managed to fill our days well. We went to the cinema, where a movie premier was going on which was exciting. We visited Bond, had a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Back in Sydneyyyy!

Monday, April 26th, 2010
Our flight was very enjoyable! Had THE best plane food i've ever had and thats saying something because I never normally eat the plane food. Was weird being back on a plane but so quick compared to the last ones ... [Continue reading this entry]

End of Cairns.

Monday, April 26th, 2010
Right so this was our last week in Cairns as we  rearranged our flight to Sydney for the 23rd April (can't remember if i've already mentioned that but will mention it again!) Baically we spent a couple of days shopping and eating ... [Continue reading this entry]

Back in Cairns—Great Barrier reef!!!

Monday, April 19th, 2010
So this is our last week in Cairns as we leave for Sydney on Friday 23rd April. So far we havn't really done much. We've been to the cinema when it was raining, gone to the night market and had a ... [Continue reading this entry]

Port Douglas

Sunday, April 18th, 2010
So we were in Port Douglas for 5 nights, which was rather a long time but luckily we had the best weather! Our hostel was nice and had a pool and sunbeds perfect for us to literally sun bathe all ... [Continue reading this entry]