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Just back from 2 weeks in NZ.

My main observation... not sure why New Zealanders bother holidaying anywhere else in the world - absolutely beautiful country on both islands.


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We often go overseas just to mock other countries!!!

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you should have called in...free bed and breakfast and some slotcars as well.


John Warren

Slotcars are my preferred reality

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oh you should have called into Munters cave

you would have been like a kid in and candy store with all of the cool stuff he has in there


Holdens rule the rest just drool

 

slot cars are my drug,

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I can hear it now....

"C'mon wifey dear, there's heaps of slot cars, you'll love it.!"


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Just back from 2 weeks in NZ.

My main observation... not sure why New Zealanders bother holidaying anywhere else in the world - absolutely beautiful country on both islands.

 

Any 'highlights' you care to share or places you visited that you'd recommend. My wife and I particularly like staying at Ahipara and driving 90 mile beach


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Not familiar with Ahipara - its probably spectacular.

We did 3 days on a yacht in Bay of islands - the words "Sub Tropical Paradise" spring to mind.

Also, the usual tourist spots of course - Rotorua, Queenstown, Arrowtown.

Did a great train trip from Dunedin into the hills - spectacular. And the drive from Greymouth through Arthurs Pass - also spectacular.

'Spectacular', 'Lovely, 'Wow!' 'Brilliant' and 'Oh my God' were well used descriptors on this trip.

Milford sound cruise/underwater world/kayak package is well worth it.

Queenstown gondola/luge package is great too.


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In a previous life I drove trains for a living and for a while lived in Central Otago and on 1 occasion had an opportunity to drive from Middlemarch to Dunedin, the same piece of track you enjoyed.

Glad you enjoyed a positive experience.


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Yep, its draw dropping in places.

With 8 carriages in the consist, (note that railway term) there were only about 50 to 70 passengers in total.

Most of the booked seats were in the front 3 carriages.

I went to explore the train and found the last 2 carriages empty - since we had no caboose, this gave me a perfect view out the very back of the train - basically the driver's eye view in reverse.

When the steward found me I asked why nobody else was here since it gave the best view, he said, "Do you want me to tell them?"

By the way, the steward was Joe. Since he'd been on the line for 30 odd years I reckon you would have worked with him Wobble.

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We're still taking refugees from "the lucky country" mate :)

 

- limited spaces though, we're a bit tight on our thatched huts, can't build them fast enough for the millionaire refugees from brexit, trump-dom, China and the like.

 

"West island" as we call it, has some nice stuff too, but you have to leave your pet spiders, overgrown lizards, cane toads, tassie devils, snakes, crocs, jellyfish and so on behind.

 

And you have to pass a character test - Would you give your favourite slot car to someone from your new club.

 

And a language test - repeat after me . . . . "fush an chups"


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Nice to in your country where its less likely to die from being eaten, stung, or bitten.

Btw, you've used too many vowels. Its "Fsh n Chps".


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....

Btw, you've used too many vowels. Its "Fsh n Chps".

 

humble apologies, I stand corrected. :)


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Lots of Aussies do this...

 

 

sorry about the ad at the start.


John Warren

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