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Te Anau and Milford Sound

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

The southwest coast of New Zealand’s South Island is called Fiordland. It’s a remote, sparsely populated wonderland of mountains, forests and deep ocean sounds. This part of the trip entailed the most planning and probably engendered the most anxiety on…
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Invercargill: Tuataras and Indians

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

When I first started planning our trip around South Island, Invercargill was just a one night stop between Dunedin and Te Anau. Until my beloved leaned over my shoulder as I was staring at the map and exclaimed, “Invercargill? That’s…
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Curio Bay

Through the Catlins to Invercargill

This entry is part 3 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

The first leg of our trip around New Zealand’s South Island was a driving the Southern Scenic Route from Dunedin to Invercargill through the Catlins. The Catlins are a sparsely populated coastal area in the southeastern corner of the islands….
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Dunedin (the first time)

This entry is part 2 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

We started our New Zealand trip in Dunedin, where we are so lucky to have friends! Dunedin is a university town surrounding beautiful Otago Harbour. Geologically, it’s centered on the remnants of a volcano crater and is surrounded by hills….
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New Zealand, Land of the Long White Cloud

New Zealand’s South Island

This entry is part 1 of 6 in the series 2014 New Zealand

We’re just back from a month traveling around New Zealand’s South Island, and we had a great time. We visited Dunedin, Invercargill, Te Anau, Wanaka, and Christchurch. We rented a small car and stayed with friends and in mid-priced motels….
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