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Tourists don't know where they've been, travellers don't know where they're going. After the dark events of Sept 11, Anita and Julian Matthews sought to find a place to reaffirm their faith in humanity and life. With their two hyperactive toddlers, Andrea and Jordan, they found lots of hope and profound beauty over a 40-day driving adventure across New Zealand. This is their story....
The Colours!
 
Jetboat Rides!
 
Whale-watching!
 
Cruising Milford!
Lupins   Shotover Jetboat   Sperm whale   Milford Sound
Wild lupins greeted us along the journey, usually white or purple but sometimes, in a riot of shades, as spring merged into summer.
 
A thrilling, spinning ride in Queenstown. Scary chair-lifts up Mt Ruapehu. And a precarious swingbridge over Buller's Gorge.
 
Cheeky dolphins, waddling penguins, sleeping seals, diving whales, up close and personal, out there in the wild.
 
A boat-ride in a dark cave, cruising on vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw, and an entrancing journey to Milford Sound.
 
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