New Zealand – here we come

Some of you have heard of our plans to take a long break next year. All arrangements have now been made, we are so ready to leave on our long awaited trip to New Zealand in a couple of months.

We leave Belgium at the end of this year and will be back in early February. We have found enough friends and family that loved to stay a couple of days in our house, so our animals will survive our absence.

Our jobs have been informed, and a plan has been brought in place so we, being indispensable persons, can be missed for more than a month. I just will have to make sure not to start any new ventures now, that would jeopardize our plans. Thinking about it, I have never been so long away from the job, ever.

The tour

We will leave Belgium and fly via London to Hong Kong.
Flight from London to Hong Kong

Hong Kong

In Hong Kong, we take a short break. A short city trip in this wonderful area:
Hong Kong Skyline From Kowloon!
After our stop here, we will fly from Hong Kong to Auckland.

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First, we will take some time on the North Island and visit Auckland, the Bay of Islands, Waitomo, Rotorua, Mount Tarawera, Tongariro National Park, Mt. Egmont NP and Wellington, where we take the ferry and head for the South Island.

New Zealand - Bay of Islandsis she small or just intimidatedChampagne Pool RotoruaMt. Ngaruhoe, New Zealand, Tongariro National Park
AucklandBay of IslandsWaitomoRotoruaTongariro National Park

There, we hope to see Picton, Blenheim, Abel Tasman National Park, Hokitika, Fox Glacier, Franz Josef Glacier, Queenstown, Te Anau, Fiordland National Park, Doubtful Sound, Dunedin, Lake Tekapo, Moeraki Boulders, and Christchurch. The latter will depend on the situation, that has changed since we confirmed our bookings, now that it has recently been struck by the earthquake.

Abel Tasman National ParkDoulbful soundMoeraki BouldersChristchurch Earthquake - Community of the Sacred Name.
Tasman NPFranz Josef GlacierDoubtful SoundMoeraki BoulderChristchurch

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Co-blogger and feeds, …

As my wife Vicky will be blogging as well, you can follow us here:Boarding Today – New Zealand Articles, or subscribe to the RSS-feed for the posts related to our New Zealand trip.

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At the time of writing, we are 3 months, 2 weeks and 1 day away from the start of this adventure…

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