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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!
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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