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Experiencing Milford Sound with a Wheelchair

Posted by Oyster Travel
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After nearly 20 years it was good to be back in this beautiful part of New Zealand! I remember it well and after revisiting the fast-growing region of Queenstown Lakes. It was good to see that Fiordland had clung onto their laid-back tranquillity and remained almost unchanged.

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Prepping your Vehicle for a Road Trip - 10 things to do before you set out!

Posted by Oyster Travel on 10 August 2017

With all the extra things we need to think about when embarking on our travels, we can easily forget the basics. Car maintenance was certainly not top on our agenda and what a nightmare when something goes wrong!

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A Weekend in Raglan

Posted by Oyster Travel on 11 May 2017

Raglan is a picturesque coastal town located 45 minutes from Hamilton and a 2-hour drive south of Auckland. It is a magnet for Kiwi holiday makers and a weekend playground for Hamiltonians . It has world-class surfing out at the infamous Whale Bay, stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and an...

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Tauranga City, down by the Harbour ...

Posted by Oyster Travel on 4 August 2016

We took the toll-free route into the city following the picturesque harbour. We stopped on our way and checked out the local Arts Market @ The Cargo Shed, which is an art and craft market where local artists can work and display their products to the public for sale. All the art is made in...

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McLaren Falls Park - a 10 minute drive out of Tauranga!

Posted by Oyster Travel on 4 August 2016

McLaren Falls Park is 190 hectares of pastoral and horticultural parkland set alongside Lake McLaren. The Park is popular for camping, fishing, kayaking, wedding photo's, picnics, bush walks and summertime concerts. One of the highlights of The Park is the Waterfall Track where...

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Mount Hot Pools - We will give this the thumbs up for Accessibility!

Posted by Oyster Travel on 4 August 2016

Now there is nothing like a soak in a natural salt water hot pool to relax the muscles!

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Mount Maunganui, commonly known by locals as The Mount!

Posted by Oyster Travel on 4 August 2016

The Number One item on our agenda was to explore the township of Mt  Maunganui . It was a beautiful day and although we were visiting off-season the place was humming. 

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A Visit to Tauranga, The Bay of Plenty

Posted by Oyster Travel on 4 August 2016

We had heard a lot about the Bay of Plenty (a) How beautiful it was (b) The long spectacular beaches (c) The  Maori  Villages and incredible volcanic landscape. 

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A Family Road Trip

Posted by Oyster Travel on 2 February 2016
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Day One  We were going to take the kids on a road trip from Auckland to Queenstown and return within three weeks. We intended to reconnect with family and friends along the way. It sounded like a wonderful plan we were off on an adventure. However, reality soon set in and...

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