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Apr 10, 2006 - Benmore Dam

Linked to a series of glacial lakes and canals in the district, Benmore is one of 5 hydroelectric dams which provide the south island and parts of the north island with its electricity. The area itself was stunning with the yellows and orangy-reds of autumn. We went through this dam site, as most school children in NZ have at some point in the school career, and were equally as fascinated with what makes it all tick. It was a huge and vastly expensive project in its day when being built, but has certainly paid off as they can now re-direct...

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Dec 17, 2005 - Invercargill - Wanaka ( Lakeview Holiday Park )

After a very damp and drizzly evening that was spent mostly in the camp kitchen watching TV as it was warmer. The climate changes from day to day and last night was the coldest for sometime. Hopefully the weather will improve as we venture further North. Took the tent down in cloudy skies and bundled the flysheet into the back of the car to dry off. Pushed on via the junction for the Fyordland of NZ, Milford Sound. We had already stopped at Doubtful Sound before Te Annau, just to have a look & break but as we spoke to a local boatman he had...

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Jul 7, 2005 - Wanaka

Left in the early hours in the torrential rain for Lake Wanaka. Not much to do as the weather was horrible so we visited Puzzling world which was good fun, then went to the local cinema... not quite your usual cinema though! It has old sofas, an old car and old aeroplane chairs for seating... home baked cookies during the interval though so cant complain! Back to our hostel and spent the night chatting to Amy and Phil who we had met in our hostel in Fox!

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Jun 22, 2005 - Omarama

We were very excited to meet our new campervan to take us around New Zealand. We decided to splurge and upgraded to a bigger version of Lily with a toilet and shower! HE is yet-to-be-named, but sure that will come to us soon enough. Hopped in and started the new journey. From the moment we left Christchurch, we knew we would like it here. The landscape is more breathtaking than any place we've been so far. Mountains as far as the eye can see, snow capped in the distance and greener than the Grinch at eye level. Didn't waste any time...

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