• SH6 to Queenstown
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    Heading Queenstown

    Over the Haast Pass to Queenstown The worry that we might be washed away by the torrential rain overnight doesn’t seem so far-fetched once we wake up. The road we took here yesterday is actually closed just past Fox Glacier heading north because the water there caused some of the slopes to slide, burying the road. Once again you can…

  • von Hokotika nach Fox Glacier
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    Fox Glacier

    Today’s destination is Fox Glacier. This is a small town on the west coast of the South Island of New Zealand, which derives its name from the glacier that hangs high in the mountains, the Fox Glacier. To get there you have to cross the Cook Strait to the South Island and then a long way “down” the west coast…

  • Wellington
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    From Russell to Wellington

    The journey from Russell to Wellington After a pleasant night at the Duke of Marlborough, we want to meet for breakfast at eight o’clock. Surprise: breakfast is not included! Well, then we don’t need one. There are other bakers in the world! On the way south from Russel to Wellington we could now use the ferry again that we took…

  • DoubleTree by Hilton in Queenstown
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    DoubleTree by Hilton in Queenstown

    DoubleTree by Hilton in Queenstown: A first-class hotel with a great view Location The DoubleTree by Hilton in Queenstown has an excellent Location right on Lake Wakatipu and offers breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lake. Somehow it is attached to the Hilton Resort and Spa Queenstown, which also includes a third building that is connected to the main…

  • Hilton Resort and Spa in Queenstown
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    Hilton Resort and Spa in Queenstown

    Hilton Resort and Spa in Queenstown: A luxurious retreat on the shores of Lake Wakatipu The Hilton Resort and Spa in Queenstown< /a> is a luxurious resort located right on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The resort offers an excellent location, first-class facilities, a diverse range of cuisine and comfortable rooms. Location The location of the Hilton Resort and Spa…

  • Giant-Sand-Dunes
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    Cape Reinga – Russell

    Across Cape Reinga to the Bay of Islands A tour of the north of the North Island is not complete without visiting Cap Reinga, they say. Well then, let’s start for Cape Reinga. After almost a hundred kilometers we will have reached the northernmost tip of New Zealand. Many cattle and sheep graze on the lush meadows to the left…

  • Twin Coast Discovery Highway
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    Twin Coast Discovery Highway – West

    On the itinerary for today is the Twin Coast Discovery Highway, which runs along the coast on the western side of the North Island. On the way there, of course, we first have to get the pretty good breakfast behind us and heave our luggage, and not least ourselves, into the car. Well, that part is already done. The Twin…

  • Hilton Hotel Auckland
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    Hilton Hotel Auckland

    Hilton Hotel Auckland The Hilton Hotel Auckland is first-class accommodation in the New Zealand metropolis. The hotel is located directly on Auckland Harbor and offers a breathtaking view of the city and of course the harbor. The architecture is based on the shape of a ship. The front rooms taper like the bow of a ship. We were once lucky…

  • Von Fiji nach Auckland - Harbour Bridge
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    From Fiji to Auckland

    The stage from Fiji to Auckland … is pretty unspectacular. That’s why there’s not really much to tell here. We had already organized our return transport from the hotel to the airport in advance. The driver will pick us up at 11am – hopefully! So we have enough time for breakfast, which we make full use of. For the umpteenth…

  • Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa - Entrance
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    Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa

    Location The Hilton Fiji Beach Resort and Spa is located on Denarau Island. From Nadi International Airport it is about 15 km by taxi to the south. It is one of the many luxury hotels on Denarau Island, which also has golf courses, restaurants and shopping opportunities. After five minutes by taxi for 8 FJD or around 20 minutes on…