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South Pacific Adventure

February 12 - April 5, 2020

Avis and Linda are happily getting ready for our next adventure to the South Pacific. We leave Calgary on Feb. 12 for Vancouver, then fly to Auckland, New Zealand where we arrive at 5:25 am on Feb. 14 (we lose a day going but gain it back on our return). From Auckland it is a short flight to Christchurch on the South Island where we pick up our rental car and start the New Zealand leg of our journey. We travel the South Island until Feb. 29 and then fly to Wellington on the North Island. After picking up our car in Wellington we have 18 days of travel on the North Island before flying from Auckland to Melbourne, Australia on March 19. From Melbourne it is a brief flight to Hobart, Tasmania where we pick up our next rental car and start our Tasmania journey. After 16 days of exploring Tasmania we fly back to Calgary on April 5. We are looking forward to sharing our experiences with you. Thanks for reading!! Avis & Linda

Here is a map of our route. You can zoom in and out to see more or less detail

We are looking forward to:

Beautiful landscapes - South Island, New Zealand


One of our favourite experiences - Hobbiton movie set, Matamata, New Zealand


Historical sites - Richmond bridge, Richmond, Tasmania


Wildlife experiences - Tasmanian Devil


Incredible nature - Kauri trees in the Waipoua forest, North Island, NZ - can you see Avis?

Posted by linfays 14:25 Archived in Canada

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Avis was just a little spec on that last picture! Have fun you two! I will be following along.????

by Colleen

Linda, you’ve done a beautiful job setting this site up. Can’t wait to hear about all the adventures you two will have. Thanks for doing this so we can live vicariously through your blog. Di

by Diane Gregson

So excited to journey with you!!! Hope it is fantastic

by Erin H

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