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Picton to the North Island

Posted: March 26th, 2011 by Courtney

From Kaikoura, we made our way through the Marlborough wine region to Picton, the ferry port on the South Island.  From there we took the Interislander Ferry across the Cook Strait to Wellington, New Zealand’s capital city. Wellington is known for its cable car, cafes, and ice cream and we enjoyed all three. We left Wellington for […]

The Wood’s arrive in New Zealand

Posted: March 8th, 2011 by Courtney

We picked up my parents at the Christchurch airport on Monday morning after a long flight from San Francisco.  We were originally planning on staying in Christchurch for a few days, but the city was still mostly closed with residents and property owners just being allowed to go into some parts of the CBD after two weeks. […]

Underworld Rafting and Glow Worms

Posted: March 7th, 2011 by Courtney

Before leaving the west coast we went on a “underworld rafting” tour in the Paparoa National Park near the town of Westport.  We got to see some great cave formations, glow worm lit grotto’s, and tube down the Nile River (not the one in Africa).