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John Dawson
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Attended Taroona High School
Lives in Hobart, Tasmania
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Navigation in New Zealand
Between GyPSy and Kim, I reckon we'd be lucky to navigate our way across a swinging bridge ... I spent wasted $70 purchasing the up to date Navman maps for New Zealand before this trip, only to have GyPSy try and navigate us down a closed off road just a co...
Between GyPSy and Kim, I reckon we'd be lucky to navigate our way across a swinging bridge ... I spent wasted $70 purchasing the up to date Navman maps for New Zealand before this trip, only to have GyPSy try and navigate u...
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Sandflies
If I never see another sandfly again, then that would be too soon. The night before we went for a walk on Fox Glacier we headed down to a small beach to freedom camp. We pulled up at a little DOC campground (still debating whether the warning sign we'd seen...
If I never see another sandfly again, then that would be too soon. The night before we went for a walk on Fox Glacier we headed down to a small beach to freedom camp. We pulled up at a little DOC campground (still debating wh...
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Wanaka Cinema Paradiso
Not all cinemas are equal. For example not all cinemas have a car you can sit in if you want the drive in experience ... Nor do most cinemas have big couches you can lie on, they don't serve wine and coffee, and they definitely don't cook up fresh giant coo...
Not all cinemas are equal. For example not all cinemas have a car you can sit in if you want the drive in experience ... Nor do most cinemas have big couches you can lie on, they don't serve wine and coffee, and they defini...
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Freedom Camping New Zealand
One thing I reckon that New Zealand has got right is their freedom camping act which pretty much let's you stay (in a fully self contained vehicle) anywhere on public conservation lands. The only exception to this is where people have abused the right and ...
One thing I reckon that New Zealand has got right is their freedom camping act which pretty much let's you stay (in a fully self contained vehicle) anywhere on public conservation lands. The only exception to this is where pe...
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Fox Glacier
You know those points in time where you're deciding whether to go heli-hiking on the upper glacier or saving $150 and just doing an all day hike on the lower glacier? I'm sure you do, happens to most of us every day. When last faced with this dilemma (15 ye...
You know those points in time where you're deciding whether to go heli-hiking on the upper glacier or saving $150 and just doing an all day hike on the lower glacier? I'm sure you do, happens to most of us every day. When l...
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Free WiFi and Pork Crackle
After our last trip to New Zealand, I posted a Cyclists Tips Post  where I mentioned that WiFi access was pretty good in New Zealand with MacDonalds everywhere having free WiFi. That doesn't appear to be the case anymore.  At one McDonalds we went to in Que...
After our last trip to New Zealand, I posted a Cyclists Tips Post where I mentioned that WiFi access was pretty good in New Zealand with MacDonalds everywhere having free WiFi. That doesn't appear to be the case anymore.  At ...
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Milford Track and My Nikon AW1
Being the prepared person that I am, I had all my gear and stuff sorted and packed weeks before we went away to New Zealand. Yep, there was no way that I was running around town between my grandmothers funeral and our flight out of the State that night buyi...
Being the prepared person that I am, I had all my gear and stuff sorted and packed weeks before we went away to New Zealand. Yep, there was no way that I was running around town between my grandmothers funeral and our flight ...
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Milford Sound Track etiquette ...
I'll write another post on the upsides of the Milford Sound Track, but I just wanted to make special mention of hut etiquette ... Second night's hut The Milford Sound Track is a 53km, four day / three night walk and each night as you moved along the track t...
I'll write another post on the upsides of the Milford Sound Track, but I just wanted to make special mention of hut etiquette ... Second night's hut The Milford Sound Track is a 53km, four day / three night walk and each nigh...
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New Zealand
I think it’s pretty amazing that I can knock of work at 5pm and then the next morning walk out of the airport in Christchurch ready to start a holiday. Which way is the Car Hire place again? I also think its pretty amazing (but not in such a good way) that ...
I think it’s pretty amazing that I can knock of work at 5pm and then the next morning walk out of the airport in Christchurch ready to start a holiday. Which way is the Car Hire place again? I also think its pretty amazing ...
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