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Skiing New Zealand: The Treble Cone Kea Parrot

By on September 7, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: The Treble Cone Kea Parrot

This is seriously cool – the at Treble Cone Kea Parrot. OK, so they are not exclusive to the Treble Cone ski area, but it was the first place I saw them. At Treble Cone I saw a lot of parrots. Yes, parrots. New Zealand has the worlds only mountain parrot, called a Kea (Nestor notabilis), and […]

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Skiing New Zealand: Treble Cone

By on September 7, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: Treble Cone

Today I went skiing at Treble Cone, New Zealand…. As usual, there was a terrible road into the ski area (I dread to think what these are like to drive in the middle of winter, they are pretty slippery in spring time thanks to a surface made up of loose gravel!). Treble Cone was an interesting […]

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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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Skiing New Zealand: Coronet Peak – aka Concrete Peak

By on September 4, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: Coronet Peak – aka Concrete Peak

It poured with rain in Queenstown and yet it dumped 15 – 25 cm of snow on the mountains. My cold was still bad. However, I dragged myself out of bed and up the nearest mountain by midday (Coronet Peak – affectionately called Concrete Peak by the locals). The cloud base was right down so […]

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Skiing New Zealand: The Remarkables Ski Area

By on September 3, 2007 in New Zealand
Skiing New Zealand: The Remarkables Ski Area

I arrived in Queenstown yesterday, and this morning I awoke with a very bad cold – typical. The weather was very windy outside, and I decided not to ski, but to spend the day exploring the town, which is quite touristy, and to drive up to The Remarkables Ski Area. The Remarkables Ski Area is […]

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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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Skiing New Zealand: Turoa Ski Area Mount Ruapehu – a great day on the slopes

By on August 12, 2007 in New Zealand with 0 Comments
Skiing New Zealand: Turoa Ski Area Mount Ruapehu – a great day on the slopes

Wow, what a great day at the Turoa Ski Area Mount Ruapehu! Fantastic. One to remember – skiing at Turoa on Mount Ruapehu. The weather was very strange in the morning – at 7:30 am it was cloudy, at 7:45 am it was clear blue skies, and by 8:00 am it was thick cloud. This […]

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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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