Bye New Zealand!

It has been nearly two weeks since we started our journey and true to form updating the blog has taken a back seat.  Now that we are firmly over our jetlag and tummy troubles it is time to update the blog with our travels so far.

Best view in Nelson

Best view in Nelson

Following our stop in Dunedin we spent 10 days in Nelson catching up with my family and friends.  Unlike Dunedin, Nelson is genuinely sunny and has at times held New Zealand’s title as sunniest city.   Unfortunately spring weather in New Zealand has a habit of being unsettled and the poor weather followed us from Dunedin.  While the rain was less pervasive, strong winds marked much of our time in Nelson. Continue reading

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Bye Dunedin!

This post has sat in my drafts for over a week now, so better late than never here is briefly what we got up to in our 10 days in Dunedin, New Zealand.

Early last Friday morning we left sunny (cough cough) Dunedin and headed to Nelson. When planning our time in New Zealand we were looking at methods of transport between the two cities, in the past we had always flown but with flights $200 each we decided to find a different way. Tom is a star and was researching transferring hire cars between Dunedin and Nelson, each morning he would check the website diligently until he found one between Christchurch and Nelson. That’s half our trip, so we snatched up the deal. For those who don’t know transfer cars are cars which hire companies need relocated, so you can get an absolute bargain on your transport costs. In our case it was a two day relocation, free tank of petrol and a maximum of 900km distance, great if you want to squeeze in a little sightseeing on the way.

The Rhododendron Dell at the Botanic Gardens

The Rhododendron Dell at the Botanic Gardens

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Dunedin – Five Favourites

Us at the Gardens

Us at the Gardens

For the last 9 days we have been staying in chilly Dunedin, New Zealand with my family. This is the city I grew up in but it is always nice to check out places you know well from a tourist perspective, in that regard I have visited a few places since moving away from Dunedin while back here on holidays.

With these visits I give you my Dunedin Five Favourites! Continue reading