Travelog

The Godzone travelog tells the stories from my travels around New Zealand.

I left New Zealand in the late 90s to travel the world on my ‘Overseas Experience’ (OE), eventually basing myself in Europe. Although I visited New Zealand twice between 97 and 01, it was the journey I made in 2001 that started this New Zealand travelog.

Since then I’ve traveled to New Zealand five times; in 2004, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2016. Each time was significantly different; over that time I traveled as a couple, with babies and young children, and used various transport and accommodation.

Before 1997 I traveled extensively throughout New Zealand from the 70s. An Aucklander by birth, I’ve traveled extensively throughout the North Island, and while studying at Otago University in Dunedin I was lucky to be able to travel throughout the South Island.

New Zealand Travelog Map

The map shows the routes I traveled as a New Zealand expat from 2001 onwards.

All journeys so far have started and ended in Auckland, with figure-8 loops crossing one or both islands. On each visit to New Zealand I try to cover a new section of the country, visit places I haven't been, or drive in the opposite direction to previous trips.

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2004 – Traveling New Zealand as a Couple

In 2004 I traveled New Zealand as a couple after moving to Amsterdam and meeting Leonieke. Excited to show her…

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In 2004 I traveled New Zealand as a couple after moving to Amsterdam and meeting Leonieke. Excited to show her…

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In 2004 I traveled New Zealand as a couple after moving to Amsterdam and meeting Leonieke. Excited to show her around both islands over a 5 week trip and to see how well our relationship held up to tr…

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In 2004 I traveled New Zealand as a couple after moving to Amsterdam and meeting Leonieke. Excited to show her around both islands over a 5 week trip and to see how well our relationship held up to traveling together, this journey was fraught by bad weather and all travel plans went out the window.

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2001 – Traveling New Zealand Alone

In 2001 I returned from London and traveled New Zealand alone from January to May. Taking advantage of the fre…

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In 2001 I returned from London and traveled New Zealand alone from January to May. Taking advantage of the fre…

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In 2001 I returned from London and traveled New Zealand alone from January to May. Taking advantage of the freedom of traveling solo, I was determined to see the New Zealand in its entirety. I look ba…

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In 2001 I returned from London and traveled New Zealand alone from January to May. Taking advantage of the freedom of traveling solo, I was determined to see the New Zealand in its entirety. I look back fondly on this serendipitous trip; in many unexpected ways it set the course for the future.

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