November 7-8, 2003 — Day 1/2 — Leaving November 6 to Singapore, via Amsterdam. Arriving early morning at the city state Singapore, leaving for New Zealand next day evening. Full Story
November 9, 2003 — Day 3 — Arriving late morning in Christchurch, we have half a day to discover the city. Full Story
November 10, 2003 — Day 4 — From Christchuch to Cass (Arthur's Pass) with the Trans-Alpine train, staying in at the fabulous Grasmere Lodge. Full Story
Greymouth - Franz Jozef
November 11, 2003 — Day 5 — Pick up of rental car in Greymouth, driving down to Franz Jozef. Staying over at the beautiful Westwood Lodge. Full Story
November 12-13, 2003 — Day 6/7 — Two days in the Queenstown region. Full Story
November 14, 2003 — Day 8 — Te Anau, the Gateway to Fiordland National Park, staying at
lovely Cosy Kiwi. Full Story
November 15, 2003 — Day 9 — From Te Anau to Twizel, not quite sure which road we'll follow. Sleeping over at the Aoraki Lodge. Full Story
November 16, 2003 — Day 10 — Drive to Kaikoura for some whale watching, staying at the Old Convent. Full Story
Mariri - Tasman Bay
November 17-18, 2003 — Day 11/12 — Relaxing two days in the beautiful Tasman Bay, staying over at colonial homestead Wairepo House. Full Story
November 19, 2003 — Day 13 — Crossing over to the North island, to Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. Full Story
November 22, 2003 — Day 16 — To Rotorua,
a geothermal hotspot with spouting geysers, bubbling and belching acrid-smelling mud pools , and warm geothermal pools and ponds.
Sleeping over at the Swiss Lodge.
November 23, 2003 — Day 17— Whakatane, in the coastal heart of the Eastern Bay of Plenty. Staying it at the Motuhora Rise.
Whitianga - Coromandel
November 24, 2003 — Day 18 — Whitianga, the heart of Mercury Bay, on the Eastern side of The Coromandel. Staying at the Silencio Lodge.
November 25, 2003 — Day 19 — On to a day in Auckland, the City of Sails. Full Story
Kerikeri - Bay Of Islands
November 26-27, 2003 — Day 20/21 — Kerikeri, in the heart of the beautiful Bay of Islands, staying over at the Villa Maria, managed by two Belgian ladies. Full Story
November 28, 2003 — Day 22 — The dreaded last day, flying back home.