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Just a Bit of a Rough Guide to New Zealand

all seasons in one day 18 °C

Landscape:
Beautiful and dramatic. Especially in the South Island. Islands, mountains, rolling hills, glaciers, cascading rivers, fjords and golden coastlines.

Fauna:
Ocean mammals mainly such as sealions, seals, sperm whales and dolphins. Birds included keas and an eagle I nearly ran over.

Cities:
Wellington was coolest mainly because they had put some sort of free festival type thingy in the middle of it while we were there. Auckland had a nice waterfront. Christchurch was just shite.

Beaches:
Most of the beaches were good but those at Abel Tasman National Park were amazing.

Extreme Sport:
The bungy swing was scary but nothing could beat the sky dive. Nothing.

Journies:
The road to Milford Sound was just amazing with the landscape dramatically changing all the time.

Food:
Usual stuff.

Booze:
Speights Ale is one of the best beers I've ever had, while the rest was pretty standard fayre. The wine was pretty good too.

Music:
Once agaain reggae is the music of choice, in particular dub and roots. Check out Fat Freddy's Drop for a good example.

Regrets:
Only not having enough time to see and do more.

Posted by leesio 17:46 Archived in New Zealand Tagged round_the_world

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