Getting excited for New Zealand

Can you believe I’ve been so busy and taken up with weddings, family issues and life in general that I haven’t yet managed to start getting excited for our upcoming trip to New Zealand’s North Island??

We only leave later this week, in 2 days time!

I’m still in Brisbane as I write this, having celebrated our daughter’s Wedding with a party for those friends and family who didn’t get to attend the big day in Fiji earlier in the month.

We arrive home later tonight, have a day to repack our bags and catch up on home stuff, then we’re off again.

For three weeks!

Clouds while flying

Clouds below – New Zealand is known as the land of the Long White Cloud

Last November we went to the South Island with some good friends and, among other things, we cycled the Otago Rail Trail.  We had such a great time we decided to visit the North Island this November.  We get along really well and I’m looking forward to another fun trip together. It’s been easy to work out our itinerary because it’s very fluid!

We have a car, a few nights accommodation and a cycle tour booked in but apart from that we’re free as a bird.

We plan to take it easy, stop when we feel like it and just enjoy the sights of New Zealand’s north.

If you have any suggestions to make, please let me know in a comment below, I’d be happy to hear your ideas.  Of course I’ll be blogging about it when we return, so stay tuned for updates 🙂

Who’s finally starting to get excited??  I tell you this retired lifestyle is very hard work….

Adventure calls, next stop New Zealand's North Island

Adventure calls

Deb xx

PS. While I’m away I have a few scheduled posts written and my new series People of Interest will feature some more of my blogging friends as guests.  I will be checking in from time to time so don’t despair if I seem to drop off the radar for a while – I will be back!

You can also find Deb’s World here – I’d be delighted if you’d join me.

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  One thought on “Getting excited for New Zealand

  1. October 30, 2017 at 3:31 pm

    I feel like you have’t been home at all this year. Like ….never home…..:)

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    • October 30, 2017 at 3:33 pm

      That’s funny you should say so…a lot of others have expressed similar thoughts!! I do admit to feeling life can’t continue at this pace but I’m coping pretty well so far!! 😊😊


      • October 30, 2017 at 3:35 pm

        HAHA I thought that I wouldn’t be the first to say. Yes you’re coping admirably with the hard work….. Look forward to the EN ZED posts

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  2. October 30, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Enjoy, so many places to visit, Rotorua is fabulous and don’t forget Hobbiton, especially if you liked Lord of the Rings

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    • October 30, 2017 at 11:09 pm

      Yes I have them on the list – thanks Julz, good to know they’re worth visiting.

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  3. October 30, 2017 at 4:48 pm

    Lucky you, jetting off yet again!!! Have a fabulous time in New Zealand Deb. Sorry I’ve slow off the mark getting back to you with my answers … you might have to run without me.

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  4. October 30, 2017 at 10:42 pm

    Oh lucky you!!!!

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  5. Pam
    October 31, 2017 at 8:38 am

    Have a great trip!

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  6. October 31, 2017 at 8:51 pm

    Awesome, can’t wait to read about NZ. Have a wonderful time Deb. 🙂

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  7. November 1, 2017 at 6:16 am

    If you can, this is a great bike trail. And if you don’t cycle it, the Karangahake Gorge is lovely and has a great walk.

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    • November 1, 2017 at 7:29 am

      Thanks Su, that’s the trail we’re booked to ride next week! Looking forward to touring around the north. 😊😊

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      • November 1, 2017 at 4:55 pm

        Enjoy! 🙂

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        • November 6, 2017 at 4:01 pm

          We’re going well on our first day Su, 45 kms done and dusted Miranda to Thames.

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          • November 7, 2017 at 7:51 am

            Awesome. Hope weather was (and continues to be) kind. Where to today?

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            • November 7, 2017 at 3:15 pm

              Just arrived in Paeroa from Thames – beautiful day here but think the weather is turning tomorrow. Riding is going well.


  8. November 2, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Hey Deb! Enjoy New Zealand and let us know your highlights! Safe travels.

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    • November 2, 2017 at 10:25 pm

      Thanks so much Agnes, I’m really looking forward to seeing the North island. Will be sure to update the blog when I can.


  9. November 21, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Enjoy your journey! Spectacular Ae teo roa

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  10. katymills94
    December 10, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    Hey! I’ve currently been in NZ for a year, if you have chance could you please check out my New Zealand travel blogs? cheers!

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 10, 2017 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks for visiting my post. I’ve been over and had a look at your blog and see you’re doing quite a bit of travelling and working. You’ve been to a few of the places we visited too, I loved Lake Taupo. Good for you! Hope you continue to enjoy your travels.

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