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Wednesday 6pm. Opononi. Misty. Sand dunes. Glorious sunsets. Very quiet. You're a gem, Opononi. #nz #nzimagery #nofilter #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #lifenz
Monday 2pm. Dargaville. Yep... #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nz
So today ends my time in the van, but perhaps not my NZ adventure. Yesterday, with the stroke of a pen and the remainder of my NZ cash I put a deposit down on a 1ha section with some pretty awesome #sweepingvistas. NZ, you've reinspired me.  Sometimes you just need to follow your gut, eh? #lifenz #nz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nofilter #sensiblecovenants
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Friday PM. Lake Taupo. Looking glorious all afternoon and evening. Consistently outperforming, Lake Taupo. #lovetaupo #nz #nzimagery #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nofilter
Another Friday, another lakeside sunset. Taupo, kicking goals for the north after Wanaka and Tekapo the last two. #lovetaupo #nzfarewelltour #nzimagery #nz #nofilter #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
Friday PM. Desert Rd. Clear day provided the best views I've ever had of the mountains which, despite not being snowcapped, were glorious. The volcanos, landscape and road; the original favourite NZ drive #lifenz #nz #nofilter #nzimagery #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
Thursday PM. The Ohakune Old Coach Rd was quite the find. Following the Old Coach Rd for about 4km (original cobblestone still evident) you arrive at both the old (1908) and new (1987) Hapuawhenua viaducts on the main trunk line. Walk over the old viaduct was a bit high, but afforded great views. #hardlyburkin #nofilter #lifenz #nz #gettingoutofthematrace #nzimagery
Thursday PM. The Ohakune Old Coach Rd was quite the find. Following the Old Coach Rd for about 4km (original cobblestone still evident) you arrive at both the old (1908) and new (1987) Hapuawhenua viaducts on the main trunk line. Walk over the old viaduct was a bit high, but afforded great views. #hardlyburkin  #nofilter  #lifenz  #nz  #gettingoutofthematrace  #nzimagery 
Wednesday 5pm. Fielding. Neat. Structured. Potential. Good work #Fielding. Try not to have a high profile murder this decade tho. #nzfarewelltour #nz #lifenz #nofilter #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
Tuesday PM. Tuesday had clear plans. Get diesel and RUC in Nelson then meander to Picton for ferry tmr. Never made it past Pelorus Bridge. Did the hike up to the trig with #sweepingvistas north up the Ria Valley. Finished the walk off with a swim in the Pelorus River, with not a sole around. Took advantage of the excellent #DoC campsite and am stayed the night. Beer in hand, listening to the river. Idyllicđź‘Ś #nzfarewelltour #nzimagery #nz #nofilter #hardlyburkin #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace
Tuesday PM. Tuesday had clear plans. Get diesel and RUC in Nelson then meander to Picton for ferry tmr. Never made it past Pelorus Bridge. Did the hike up to the trig with #sweepingvistas  north up the Ria Valley. Finished the walk off with a swim in the Pelorus River, with not a sole around. Took advantage of the excellent #DoC  campsite and am stayed the night. Beer in hand, listening to the river. Idyllicđź‘Ś #nzfarewelltour  #nzimagery  #nz  #nofilter  #hardlyburkin  #lifenz  #gettingoutofthematrace 
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Monday PM. Kaiteriteri. Stunning. Beachy. Buzzing. A perfect tonic after 600km of driving. #nzfarewelltour #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #lifenz #nzfarewelltour
You can almost pinpoint the moment I say "yeah, I should probably head to Christchurch" #nzfarewelltour #lifenz #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #nzfarewellmap
Once out of cosmopolitan Greymouth, the natural and rustic features of the Grey District abound (read: that time I got lost on the way out of Gloriavale) #nofilter #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nzfarewelltour #lifenz
Monday 12:30pm. Gloriavale. Isolated. Remote. Stunning setting. Nice real-estate #Gloriavale; sorry I couldn't find your office. #nofilter #lifenz #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
Monday 11am. Arthur's Pass. Cold. Damp. Magic. Never give up your ability to make drivers lose their mind, #ArthursPass. #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nzfarewelltour #lifenz #nofilter
Sunday PM. Christchurch. No sarcasm, just respect. I'm glad I ended up coming here. I look forward to seeing your progression in the coming years, #Christchurch. #nz #lifenz #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #nofilter
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Saturday PM. Ashburton. Understated. Damp. Utilitarian. Blossoming. I was ready to write you off, but you surprised me. Nice domain! Rock on #Ashvegas! #lifenz #nz #nofilter #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
Saturday AM. Hooker Valley Walk, Mt Cook. Despite the clouds obscuring the mountains in all their glory, a great 3hr walk along the valley up to Hooker Lke &Glacier. #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nz #lifenz #nzimagery #nofilter
Whatever leg this is. I've lost count of the nights. #nzfarewellmap #lifenz #nz #map #maps #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
My efforts at the Church of the Good Shepherd. Apparently the second most iconic photo to take in NZ. #lifenz #nz #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
Thursday PM to Saturday AM. Lake Tekapo. Unbelievable. Exquisite. A special place. You've exceeded yourself, Lake Tekapo #nzfarewelltour #nz #nofilter #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
Friday PM. Sunset at Lake Tekapo. All the pretty colours :-) #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nzfarewelltour #nofilter
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$10 Honolulu Aviators upgraded to $30 Tekapo Aviators! Complete with beer and postcard times. #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #lifenz
#Cars don't tend to interest me. Air conditioning is a required aspect, I like leg room, and the ability to charge my phone. However, eons (well, in the past few years) ago I read a story in @smithjournal about the #Trekka, a #Skoda powered light utility; the only vehicle designed and manufactured in NZ to enter commercial production for an extended period. (I had to wiki all of that to refresh my memory). Stumbled across one in Naseby; was v cool! (I'll have to google car related hashtags now) #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nz #nofilter #lifenz
#Cars  don't tend to interest me. Air conditioning is a required aspect, I like leg room, and the ability to charge my phone. However, eons (well, in the past few years) ago I read a story in @smithjournal about the #Trekka , a #Skoda  powered light utility; the only vehicle designed and manufactured in NZ to enter commercial production for an extended period. (I had to wiki all of that to refresh my memory). Stumbled across one in Naseby; was v cool! (I'll have to google car related hashtags now) #gettingoutofthematrace  #hardlyburkin  #nz  #nofilter  #lifenz 
Thursday 12pm. Clay Cliffs of Omarama. Spectacular. Glorious. Surprising. Expansive. Deceptive. Stunning. Superlatives. Exceptional effort CCoO. #lifenz #nofilter #nz #sweepingvistas #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #nzimagery
This is all you get Twizel. And mainly for the (personal) nostalgic value (partially ruined when a Shell became a Z became a Mobil) #lifenz #nz #nofilter #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #willhiswifemakeusasandwich #shelltwizel
Thursday 10am. Kurow. Only gets a guernsey because of the orange pub #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #nofilter #nz #lifenz
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Wednesday 5pm. Macraes Flat. Isolated. Remote. Tradies (from the mine). Working. Interesting. Sterling job Macraes Flat. (Thx to the farmer who's land I inadvertently trespassed to take a photo of the church!) #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #nofilter #nz #lifenz
Wednesday 5pm. Macraes Flat. Isolated. Remote. Tradies (from the mine). Working. Interesting. Sterling job Macraes Flat. (Thx to the farmer who's land I inadvertently trespassed to take a photo of the church!) #hardlyburkin  #gettingoutofthematrace  #nofilter  #nz  #lifenz 
Wednesday PM. On a recommendation, took the back road from Hyde (SH87) to Dunback (SH85). Some beautiful back country scenery ensued! #lifenz #nz #nofilter #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin
Wednesday 3pm. Naseby. Well maintained. Cute. Quiet. A solid effort Naseby. #lifenz #nz #nzfarewelltour #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nofilter
Wednesday. 1pm. St Bathans. Remote. Historic. Quiet. Quaint. Cold. Great fish & chips. Superb effort St Bathans #nzfarewelltour #nz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #lifenz #nofilter
Wednesday 11:30am. Ophir. Tiny. Surprising. Endearing. V well done Ophir. #nzfarewelltour #nz #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin
Wednesday 10am. Clyde. Charming. Bustling. Well patronaged. Well done Clyde. #nzfarewelltour #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nz #lifenz #nofilter
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Many photos today, to come over the coming hours. To whet your appetites, here's a #selfie of me at a great big f-off random gold mine! #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nzfarewelltour
Spent Tuesday driving from Manipouri to to just north of Clyde. Bypassed Gore and took some back roads to get from SH6 to SH8. Despite many rolling hills, what got me were the old abandoned buildings dotted to small towns. Here are some from Kelso (which to longer exists) and Heriot #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #nz #lifenz
Spent Tuesday driving from Manipouri to to just north of Clyde. Bypassed Gore and took some back roads to get from SH6 to SH8. Despite many rolling hills, what got me were the old abandoned buildings dotted to small towns. Here are some from Kelso (which to longer exists) and Heriot #nzfarewelltour  #hardlyburkin  #gettingoutofthematrace  #nz  #lifenz 
Flashback to Saturday. This was #Kinloch, on past #Glenorchy and the Dart River. #sweepingvistas #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #nofilter #nz #lifenz
More pics from the Sounds. Included are some dolphins jumping and classics of me not knowing what to do with my hands. Sadly undocumented were me kayaking then swimming (separate, unrelated incidents). Simply amazing (if the coldest I've ever felt!) #nzfarewelltour #nz #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nofilter
Did an impromptu trip for an overnight cruise on Doubtful Sound. Simply spectacular, as I'm sure this picture from this morning attests. Real #zomg moments abound #nzfarewelltour #nz #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nofilter
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And because today was so amazing, here's a montage of the #DartRiver and its #Bridge between #Kinloch and #Glenorchy  which was fab #nzfarewelltour #NZ #Queenstown #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #lifenz #nofilter
Scenes on the road to #Glenorchy (before heading on to #Kinloch) Quite possibly the most scenic drive I've ever done. #NZ , you're making it hard to leave!! #nofilter #nzfarewelltour #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin
Crown Range Summit, with #Queenstown peaking in the background. Apparently the highest sealed road in #NZ #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #lifenz #nzfarewelltour #nofilter
A few of the #heritage buildings in #Cardrona township. Quite the pretty spot! #nzfarewelltour #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nofilter
A fascinating stop and tour of the #Cardrona #Distillery. Only open since 2015, I'll have to come back in another 8 years to try the #whisky. However, the #vodka, #gin and #liqueur were very drinkable. Highly recommend #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #nzfarewelltour #lifenz
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The two views from atop Rocky Mountain. Top is North West towards Mt Aspiring. Below is East towards Lake Wanaka. #nzfarewelltour #lifenz #nofilter #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
A misty morning from Pleasant Flats #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nofilter #lifenz #nzfarewelltour
Wednesday night's accommodation brought to you by #DOC. The #PleasantFlats campsite lived up to its description - by the Haast River with Mt Hooker in the background #nzfarewelltour #lifenz #nofilter #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
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2/2 50km along, at the end of the road, is Jackson's Bay. Pioneers wanted to make it as big as Westport. Now all that's left are a few houses and a glorious seafood spot - The Crab Pot 🦀Indulged in some good food and #sweepingvistas whilsts the #sandflies indulged in me #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nofilter #lifenz #nzfarewelltour
1/2 Find of Wednesday. Took the road south from Haast towards Jacksons Bay. This is the crossing of the Arawata River, around 40km along. Still can't get over how blue the water is #nzfarewelltour #lifenz #nofilter #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
Find of the day was Okarito Lagoon & Beach. About 10km of SH6 not far from Franz Josef. Was walking around in t-shirt & shorts #lifenz #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nzfarewelltour
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At the Pancake Rocks for another #sweepingvistas Must say #DOC do a great job đź‘Ť #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #lifenz
Good morning from Cape Foulwind, and what promises to be a clear West Coast day #gotheeagles #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #lifenz #nofilter
For those of you playing at home. Nights 3-9. #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nzfarewelltour #nzfarewellmap
North Beach, Westport. Equal parts rugged and chilling. #lifenz #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace
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Along SH63 about 30 mins out of Blenheim. Whilst the weather is a bit ordinary, the view of the vineyards emerging from the mist is pretty cool! #gettingoutofthematrace #hardlyburkin #nzfarewelltour #lifenz
Seymour Square, your alright! (May be the Marlborough Sav's speaking..) #nzfarewelltour #hardlyburkin #gettingoutofthematrace #lifenz #nofilter
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