Monthly Archives: September 2012

Day 118 – Learning the Maori way

It’s time to learn about the Maori’s via a hands on approach. We signed up for three Maori workshops the other day which are being held by the botanical gardens near Hamilton. Put on by the local Maori community especially … Continue reading

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Day 117 – Bridal Veil Falls and Raglan

Lynda decided that she would take us out for a day trip to Raglan. It’s on the coast directly west of Hamilton and just a short drive away. On the way we were able to stop by Bridal Veil Falls. A 55 … Continue reading

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Day 116 – Glow worms at the Waitomo Caves

Having barely spent anytime with Mike (he works loooong hours), he had booked the day off to spend some time with us. After breakfast, me, John , Mike and Lynda headed to the Waitomo Caves. The Waitomo Caves offer a … Continue reading

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Day 115 – A day trip to Auckland

Our first day back on our own and we headed into Auckland. To get to Auckland from Hamilton we took the Naked Bus which is New Zealand’s version of the Mega bus in England, so cheap no frills. We figured that … Continue reading

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Day 114 – Hamilton’s botanical gardens and a Maori exhibition

After a great night’s sleep (that bed is so comfy), we were up around 8ish. Fingers crossed we’ve slept off our jet lag! We were welcomed again with another great breakfast of cereal, toast and porridge! Yum! Lounging around for … Continue reading

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