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New Zealand

Somewhere near a glacier

overcast 14 °C

Hi all!

We had a lovely new year, I liked being warm while watching the fireworks - they got that bit right down here! Hope everyone else had a lovely new year and happy new year to all!

So did some exploring of Sydney, saw the opera house and that bridge thing, it was all very cool. We did the tourist thing walking around with maps and camera everywhere : )

Now we are in New Zealand, managed to make it here before the fires broke out thankfully - sounds hotter than you want over there now. NZ is absolutely beautiful, for anyone who hasn't been here I think it may have to be the most beautiful place I have been. The countryside is just incredible, I guess it is a bit like Scotland but much bigger mountains! All the lakes and rivers here are ice melt so it is cold swimming but clear water - lovely.
We have done some wondering around South Island so far, been to Milford Sound, Queenstown, Christchurch and are now at the Fox glacier. We saw the Franz Joseph glacier today and are going walking on the fox tomorrow so very cool, I am finally glad we packed jumpers!

We have been enjoying some of the adrenalin activities here - I bungy jumped at Queenstown (awesome although I have never been so scared) and Dan did some major downhill mountain biking which made him very smiley.

So enjoying NZ very much and looking forward to seeing the rest of it.
Sam and Dan

Posted by SamDan travel 22:13 Archived in New Zealand

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Happy New Year!!!

Finally seen a pic! Didn't recognise you at first Sam!!!!lol. Glad you are having such a lovely time and were out of Oz before the fires...we were a bit nervous for you both.

You are nuts for bungy jumping!!! Crazy lady! Can't wait to hear about everything and see more pics!!!

Take care of yourselves xxxxxxx

by Tara

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