Category Archives: New Zealand

Sea Day

4/19/19 – Good Friday What a busy couple weeks we’ve had in New Zealand. Now we’re on our way back to Sydney, Australia where a lot of people disembark from the Noordam and just about as many embark for our … Continue reading

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Bay of Islands, North Island, New Zealand

4/18/19 – Thursday Bay of Islands Glow Worm Cave (Kawiti Cavern) This cave has been held in the Kawiti (Mauri) family for 400 years. A Mauri wife was escaping from her husband (another tribe) found this cave. She stole vegetables … Continue reading

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Auckland, North Island, New Zealand

4/17/19 – Wednesday We’ve learned that as much as we love tours and exploring new experiences, we need some down time along the way. So today, we had just a quiet walk along the harbor of New Zealand’s largest city. … Continue reading

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Tauranga/Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand

4/16/19 – Tuesday Today is our tour of two great places: Te Puia (goethermal site) and Hobbiton (where “The Hobbit movie was filmed).” Our tour leader (large bus, Holland America tour) was Rolf who had a heavy German accent, even … Continue reading

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Napier, North Island, New Zealand

4/15/19 – Monday I’d met Trina at a local line dancing class in Spokane. She comes to visit her mom here periodically. We exchanged information. So when John & I came upon this great deal to cruise New Zealand I … Continue reading

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Wellington, North Island, New Zealand

4/14/19 – Sunday Again we traveled in a free shuttle from the ship to Wellington. It even stopped at Te Papa, the New Zealand National Museum, the major place we wanted to visit. It was crowded down there. Many cars … Continue reading

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Picton, South Island, New Zealand

4/13/19 – Saturday We enjoyed Picton without any tours. Such a lovely waterfront park, where a fun band was playing their music for a cause. We walked on to Bob’s Bay Track (they call trails tracks) for a one hour … Continue reading

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