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Queenstown Airport, New Zealand

By on September 9, 2009 in New Zealand with 0 Comments

Well, back to Queenstown Airport as this was the end of my ski trip to the South Island of New Zealand, time to head north. Next stop will be Christchurch (to catch up with an old friend), which means a flight from Queenstown to Christchurch. Queenstown Airport is very small – one terminal building and […]

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Auckland, New Zealand to Los Angeles Airport (LAX) and on to JFK, New York, USA

By on September 13, 2007 in New Zealand, USA with 0 Comments

The flight from Auckland to Los Angeles Airport was uneventful.  The plane wasn’t too crowded, and there was a good choice of movies. Los Angeles Airport (LAX) was a zoo.  It was like arriving at an airport from another era, an airport that had been organised on an ad hoc basis. We landed on time, and I had […]

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Auckland Airport, New Zealand

By on September 13, 2007 in New Zealand

Flight from Wellington to Auckland was OK.  At Auckland Airport there was a 10-minute walk to get from the domestic terminal to international. The security staff at Auckland Airport said there was food available for purchase after security (well, there was if you count Burger King), some nibbles at an espresso bar, or sandwiches at the […]

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Skiing New Zealand: Cardrona

By on September 5, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: Cardrona

My cold is still bad…  however, I am here to ski… Today I decided to go skiing in Cardrona. The drive from Queenstown to Cardrona is odd as you have to go over a range of hills, and therefore you think you are about to get there, only to descend into another valley. To get to […]

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Arriving in Queenstown, New Zealand

By on September 2, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Arriving in Queenstown, New Zealand

So, what do you find when you arrive in Queenstown, New Zealand? Well, the gateway to New Zealand’s ‘play area’ and a small town on a stunning lake. Queenstown Airport is small. Very small. I found the car hire place with no problem and was disappointed to find that I had been given a people […]

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A big trip: Skiing in New Zealand and some trains – all booked

By on June 7, 2007 in Australia, New Zealand, Travel Tip, UK

The next big trip is all booked… The Plan: Fly from the UK to Australia and spend a few days staying with friends, and a week or so travelling around Australia. Fly from Australia to Queenstown, New Zealand to ski four local ski areas (Treble Cone, The Remarkables, Coronet and Cardrona). Fly from Queenstown to […]

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A big trip: Skiing in New Zealand

By on May 5, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments

I’m in the process of planning a skiing trip to New Zealand.  This is proving to be an interesting exercise. The Plan Fly from the UK to Australia and spend a few days staying with friends, and a week or so travelling around Australia. Fly from Australia to Queenstown, New Zealand to ski four local […]

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