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News Zealand - South Island

Abel Tasman, Nelson, Marlborough, Kaikoura, Hanmer Springs

sunny 15 °C
View south america on becs and terry's travel map.

So First off in the south Island we headed to Abel Tasman National Park via the Queen Charlotte Drive DSCN2178.jpg

and Nelson (Pelorus bridge)
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See our photos of the glorious north coast of the Abel Tasman - from our 6hour hike.....
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And Terry's first fire to keep us warm after our long walk
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Next up the Marlborough Region - where my favourite wine comes from!!!
So a spot of bike riding to many different and delicious vinyards for a spot of wine tasting..... (for FREE or £2.50 per person - cant go wrong)!!
See our snaps from Blenhiem and Renwick....
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From the wine region (pulling myself away) we headed down the east coast to Kaikoura to see the Seal colonies...
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Feeling a little achey from alltrip to this driving we decided to take a trip to Hanmer Springs before Christchurch for some relaxing in the hot pools...
and having fun like big kids on the water slides - weather was not too warm but water was lovely and hot so didnt matter!! The Sulphur pools were a bit smelly!
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Next Stop Christchurch...

Posted by becs and terry 19.11.2012 22:12 Archived in New Zealand

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