NZ Touring Pics by Shaggie - more pics

Discussion in 'Ride Reports - Epic Rides' started by Shaggie, May 28, 2007.

  1. SpitfireTriple

    SpitfireTriple Seek Truth

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    New Zealand always looks so good for motorcycling.
    Thanks for these images Shane.
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  2. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Andrew

    No worries mate!:evil

    Thanks for reading!

    Shane
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  3. Kbike

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    Shane,
    We must have stopped at the same places for pictures as most of mine look just like yours. What a great place for motorcycling! In 2003 we did a Beach tour through Te Waipounamu, maybe you were there, and really enjoyed the country. Someday we would like to return for a longer stay. :clap
    The only downer was the day after we left, one of our tour members was killed in a head on.

    Some of my pictures are here;
    http://kbike.smugmug.com/gallery/366247_gjpJ6#14579382_i6kBv
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  4. Shaggie

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    Kbike

    Very sorry to hear about your tour member, that's indeed very sad.

    love your pics!

    You're welcome to come and stay with us when you return!

    Cheers and best wishes

    Shane
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  5. dpouwel

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    Cool!!!, seems NZ is perfect for honeymoon:D
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  6. strawbobrob

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    +1. thanks for the invite to eden. New Zealand's on the map now. It looks like Hawaii on steroids.
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  7. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Cheers SBR!

    Welcome anytime (and esp to stay with us!)

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  8. Shaggie

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    More Touring Pics!<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" /><o:p></o:p>
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    Hey there folks – was sifting thru my many NZ pics taken on tour and thought you MAY like to see a couple more!<o:p></o:p>
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    I’ll try and order them from Top to Bottom North to South) for you!<o:p></o:p>
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    The road to The Cape!<o:p></o:p>
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    Ninety <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Mile</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Beach</st1:placeType></st1:place>, Northland. Not actually 90 miles long – in fact it’s about 96 kilometres long but still a pretty darn cool place<o:p></o:p>
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    Let’s go left!<o:p></o:p>
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    Looking down at the ground 186m (610ft) below through 38mm (1.5 inches) thick glass – the observation deck at <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Auckland</st1:City></st1:place>’s SkyTower..total height 328m or 1076ft.<o:p> </o:p>
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    Another view of the SkyTower this time from the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Viaduct</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Harbour</st1:placeType></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
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    Some little runabout in the Viaduct! Google tells me that Ulysses is 192 feet long and weighs 676 tons in lightship configuration – and owned by a NZer!<o:p></o:p>
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    <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Auckland</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Museum</st1:placeType></st1:place> – awesome and definitely worth a visit!<o:p></o:p>
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    Some of the volcanic activity at Rotorua<o:p></o:p>
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    And some more!<o:p></o:p>
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  9. GB

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    Thread title updated as per your request. :thumb

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  10. frenchy750

    frenchy750 Work work work work work

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    Shaggie,

    When you get that tour company started, Sleeping Beauty and I will be your first customers. Keep me informed!!
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  11. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    Thanks GB! About 40 MORE new pics to come!
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  12. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    You're on Marc! :D
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  13. Shaggie

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    A distinctly NZ icon – the Big Bottle at Paeroa! A softdrink (sodapop) unique to NZ – Lemon and Paeroa or L&P. One of my guests had a daughter who had been on exchange here and Mum was under strict instructions to bring home as much as they could carry!<o:p></o:p>
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    On the Central Plateau just south of <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Taupo</st1:placeName></st1:place>, Volcanoes Ngauruhoe and Tongariro show off their early summer snow-coats.<o:p> </o:p>
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    Our gorgeous hotel just north of <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Wellington</st1:place></st1:City>, The White Swan in Greytown. The twisty ride over the Rimutaka Hill to the ferry the next day is always exciting!<o:p></o:p>
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    Port Underwood, Marlborough Sounds<o:p></o:p>
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    <st1:placeName w:st="on">Rarangi</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Beach</st1:placeType> in Cloudy Bay, <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Marlborough</st1:place></st1:City>. Blenheim township is just in the right hand side of the picture. <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Marlborough</st1:City></st1:place> is regarded as one of the best producers of Sauvignon Blanc wines in the world.<o:p></o:p>
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    Pleasure boats moored in the Marlborough Sounds<o:p></o:p>
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    Grove Arm, Marlborough Sounds – just across the bay to the right is the <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Cobham</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Outward</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Bound</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">School</st1:placeType></st1:place> at Anakiwa<o:p></o:p>
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    More to come!<o:p></o:p>
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  14. Shaggie

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    The Te Waikoropupu Springs ('Pupu Springs') are located in Nelson, top of the <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">South Island</st1:place>. The springs are known for the clarity of the water, and the volume of water discharged. The horizontal visibility of the water in the springs has been measured at an average of 63 metres, a world record for fresh water. This value, which was verified using specialist optical instruments, approaches the theoretical maximum for optically pure water.The springs are notable for the volume of water discharged from the eight main vents. It is estimated that 14,000 litres of water are produced per second. (Wiki)
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    it's pretty darn cool place. (Shaggie)<o:p></o:p>
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    Leaving Kaiteriteri, pretty wee town on the edge of the glorious <st1:placeName w:st="on">Abel</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">tasman</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">National Park</st1:placeType> on board a <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Wilson</st1:place></st1:City>’s water taxi….<o:p></o:p>
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    Left to fend for ourselves on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Onetahuti</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Beach</st1:placeType></st1:place>….such a terrible thing!
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    The scenery was second rate….<o:p></o:p>
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    The water was horribly murky….
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    But we battled through the adversity and were better people for it…..:evil

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    OKain’s Bay on <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Banks</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Peninsula</st1:placeType></st1:place> on the opposite side of the peninsula to Akaroa.<o:p></o:p>
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    My mate Westy (of Brass Monkey and other fame) went for a bit of a tootle in his ‘Zook to the Lees Valley, west of Christchurch<o:p></o:p>
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    Overlooking Duvachelle village, <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Akaroa</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Harbour</st1:placeType></st1:place>.<o:p></o:p>
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    The Otira Viaduct, <st1:placeName w:st="on">Arthurs</st1:placeName> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Pass</st1:placeName> between <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:City w:st="on">Christchurch</st1:City></st1:place> and Greymouth<o:p></o:p>
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    NZ rainforest<o:p></o:p>
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    A mountain river (well duh!)<o:p></o:p>
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  15. Timba

    Timba Luckiest Man Alive

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    Shaggie,

    Damn you man! You've made me ache to be there all over again! :D

    Next time Amy and I visit we'll have to devote a month just to the North and South Islands.

    Thanks for the fix!
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  16. Shaggie

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    Punakaiki Rocks, <?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Paparoa</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">National Park</st1:placeType></st1:place>, West Coast. The Pancake Rocks are a heavily eroded limestone area where the sea bursts though a number of vertical blowholes during high tides. The 'pancake'-layering of the limestone is created by immense pressure on alternating hard and soft layers of marine creatures and plant sediments. (Wiki)<o:p></o:p>
    There’s a fab walkway created to explore the area. (Shaggie)<o:p></o:p>
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    <st1:City w:st="on"><st1:place w:st="on">Sunrise</st1:place></st1:City> tickles the top of Mt Sefton, Mt Cook National Park<o:p></o:p>
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    Looking the other way, east to Mt Bruce<o:p></o:p>
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    The reason we came here, Aoraki Mt Cook in all her glory<o:p></o:p>
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    <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeName w:st="on">Crown</st1:placeName> <st1:placeType w:st="on">Range</st1:placeType></st1:place> road on the way down to Queenstown, looking back towards Wanaka…don’t overheat those brakes!<o:p></o:p>
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    On safari with Dart River Safari’s – just the BEST jetboat experience!<o:p></o:p>
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    Chasing our sister boat back to Glenorchy across a mirror calm <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Wakatipu</st1:placeName></st1:place><o:p></o:p>
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    Another view of Wakatipu, this time from Bob’s Peak at the top of the Gondola and including the SS Earnslaw, apparently the last coal fired twin screw steamship in operation in the Southern Hemisphere.<o:p></o:p>
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    Walter Peak Station, end of the lake run for the SS Earnslaw, just in time for a farm tour then a fabulous lunch, don’t miss the lamb chops! <o:p></o:p>
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    At <st1:City w:st="on">Kingston</st1:City>, one end of <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:placeType w:st="on">Lake</st1:placeType> <st1:placeName w:st="on">Wakatipu</st1:placeName></st1:place>, runs the Kingston Flyer historic train. Unfortunately, currently the service is on hold due to financial concerns. Two 4-6-2 "Pacifics" engines, built in <st1:place w:st="on"><st1:country-region w:st="on">New Zealand</st1:country-region></st1:place> were (are to be?) used on the 14 kilometres of track to Fairlight.<o:p></o:p>
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  17. Timba

    Timba Luckiest Man Alive

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    The ride on the Earnslaw, and the tour/lunch at Walter Peak is one of our favorite memories of NZ.

    When we got home, I discovered that this little old Japanese woman had been photobombing me at Walter Peak. She was in a bunch of our pictures, peeking in and looking right at the lens. :D
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  18. Lexington

    Lexington deliciously wicked

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    Beautiful as always Shaggie.

    :clap

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  19. Emmsy Poo

    Emmsy Poo EXPERIENCED NOVICE

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    I feel home sick, and I havent lived there yet!

    Nice once Shagster mi darlin.:clap :clap

    Coor dont it look different in the summer, cant wait to see it for mi self!
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  20. Uncle Dude

    Uncle Dude Fierce Meerkat

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    Great stuff, Shaggie. I look forward to hoisting a beer or ten when I get over there.

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