Monthly Archives: March 2011

South Island Biking

My plan leaving Te Anau was to head up to Queenstown, the biggest tourist hub in Southland, then head northwest over Haast Pass to the west coast and make my way north from there. The Southern Alps are a range … Continue reading

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Milford Track

The Milford Track is north of Te Anau, connecting the north end of Lake Te Anau with Milford Sound. It’s one of the oldest tracks in New Zealand, and the most famous. Access is very limited — during the summer, … Continue reading

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Kepler Track

Leaving Bluff and starting the bike trip up the west of the South Island, I was intent on spending some time in Fiordland, a large, mountainous and heavily fiorded area in the island’s southwest. Except for a few side roads … Continue reading

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Stewart Island Kiwi

Kiwi are pretty kooky birds. About the size of a chicken (some species are smaller), with two stocky legs, no evident wings, hair-like feathers and a long beak, it’s an arresting sight to find one walking the forest floor and … Continue reading

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Stewart Island Northwest Circuit

Stewart Island sits at the south end of New Zealand, about 15 miles offshore from Bluff. It is about 20-30 miles across (third largest island in New Zealand), and can be accessed by ferry from Bluff (as I did) or … Continue reading

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2011 New Zealand trip

I spent all of January and February of 2011 traveling in New Zealand.  For the first two weeks I was with my brother, Sean, and we made our way via rental car from Auckland down to Christchurch.  Then we got … Continue reading

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I’ve started a blog.  This is the first post.

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