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The wild we(s)t coast of South Island

Friday 24 January. Lake Hawea to Pleasant Flat camping area.  81 km. From the minute we set off at 7.30 today it was straight into the hills of Mount Aspiring National Park.  But the puffing and panting was worth every minute because once again every corner we turned was into one amazing view after another. […]

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A tale of five lakes!

Sunday 19 January 20 – Te Anau to Mavora Lakes – 68km Though it is a bit touristy we really liked Te Anau.  It’s a lovely place with spectacular scenery and nice people. There’s plenty more to do in the area, especially multi-day trekking in the fantastic mountains, so if we come back we plan […]

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Everything we imagined NZ to be

13 January 2020. Dunedin to Balclutha.  83km.  Getting out of DunedIn wasn’t the easiest….partly because my navigation skills are still in development and partly because the roads weren’t particularly well signposted – especially ones where bikes aren’t allowed.  We had just joined State Highway 1 (SH1), when a friendly driver rolled down his window to […]

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Kia Ora Lifecyclers!

Sunday 5 January 2020 – Melbourne to Christchurch We had to tear ourselves away from Melbourne, which is testament to the fantastic time we had there. We said goodbye to Cara and Kilter (the scottie) earlier in the day and Yael then kindly drove us to the airport where we said our final goodbyes. We […]

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Mellow Melbourne

Sunday 22 Dec 2019 – 5 Jan 2020 So a whole 2 weeks in Melbourne, which is the longest we have put down roots in one place since we set off in April 2018.  We had originally planned to go to Tasmania for a few days and had kindly been offered a place to stay […]

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The Great Australian Bite – Our Round-up

Though we haven’t actually finished in Australia yet our time on the road is at an end and so it seems appropriate for us to talk about our observations. Between landing in Perth on 17 October and arriving in Melbourne on 22 December we spent 63 days on the road.  (I’m not including our 2-week holiday […]

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