Cycling Northland New Zealand
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Hikurangi to Whau Valley Damn We were incredibly sad to say goodbye to Nico and the beautiful surroundings we had called home for the last 3 weeks. We left thinking that house sitting is the way forward to exploring New Zealand. Simply … Read More

Tutukaka Coast: House Sitting
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House sitting We cycled to where we would reside for the next 3 weeks. No tent, no campsite, and not a cycle-touring host: we were about to embark on a new chapter of exploration courtesy of Kiwi House Sitters; time … Read More

Kia Ora – cycle touring New Zealand
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Time to begin our cycle touring New Zealand – along with many other activities on our list! We arrived in Wellington, North Island of NZ, at midnight, declaring our walking boots, bikes, tyres and tents to the Customs officials, who scurried … Read More

Tour de Tassie: East coast and out
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Hobart (via Richmond) to Copping We said farewell to Hobart, the capital of Australia’s island state, where houses tiered the hills that rolled right down to the sea. We cycled on the bike paths along the estuary of the River … Read More

Tour de Tassie: Central Plateau
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Devonport to Somerset With time to spare before our flight to New Zealand, we decided that the best option was to battle the rubbish weather surrounded by dramatic scenery – against the advice of a lot of locals who warned … Read More

The Great Ocean Road
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Mount Gambier to Dartmoor During the night, we listened to the howl of the wind and drumming of the rain. When we woke, we peeked out between the blinds to see grey clouds. Despite this, we felt determined to cycle, … Read More

Into the winds
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Geelong to Mt Mercer Our legs had been rested enough, the weather no longer scared us (much) and the forecasts suggested the ferocious winds may be subduing… We finally left Geelong again, after our heroic rescue from Saul. It may … Read More

Better call Saul
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Melbourne to Geelong It was sad to leave the city so soon, but we knew that we would be returning to Melbourne for our flight to New Zealand in August. We cycled through South Wharf and admired the shiny metallic sky … Read More

Victorian ventures
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Traralgon to Port Albert We left our hosts in Traralgon with our bellies full from a couple of days of feeding. Just before we cycled away, our host kindly offered to deliver our panniers via car to the top of … Read More

Into the Snowy Mountains
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Jindabyne to Geehi Although it is the start of the skiing season, we were heading over the snowy mountains past Thredbo, and hopefully to the other side. We felt confident that the roads wouldn’t be closed, mostly due to the … Read More

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