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  Reply # 2059600 20-Jul-2018 19:20
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Bus trip and a walk around town with the kids for a daddy daycare day. The kids had such a blast but by the end of it they were stuffed! Had to carry one on my shoulders, the baby went in the pram and my eldest perched on the pram. Wish i could have got a photo of that but... Well you get the picture.

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  Reply # 2059602 20-Jul-2018 19:23
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4 winters, 1980 - 84 sking BC ski fields when Living in a Vancouver Canada. Self taught sking skills were rubbish but we had a great time.



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  Reply # 2059607 20-Jul-2018 19:27
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I am not a fan of winter as a rule, but my family and I took a holiday down in Wellington, and we popped into the Zoo for a good look around.  It was a fantastic little break, and the weather, while not very winter like, was very welcome

 

Here's one of my favourite shots.. we were in an enclosure with Kea's

 

 

(not sure why the gallery the gallery software has rotated this image, sorry about this.. not sure how to fix it in here)


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  Reply # 2059612 20-Jul-2018 19:31
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we had a great trip away this year around the south island, last night was at Mt Cook and it was awesome!

 

 

 

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  Reply # 2059620 20-Jul-2018 19:46
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Difinitely the paradise where me and wife went for our honeymoon - Hawaii! Will go again in the near future.

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  Reply # 2059625 20-Jul-2018 20:05
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Queenstown. August 2015.

 

 

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I shrunk!

 

 

(Actually, this was a Hobbit Chair, used in Lord of the Rings to emphasise the size difference between Hobbits and Humans. Clever camera work did the rest. The chair was reached by way of a Jetboat ride up the Dart River.)

 

 

Remains my only real Winter Holiday ever, and the last time my wife and I went anywhere notable without the childrenz in tow. :-)




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  Reply # 2059626 20-Jul-2018 20:09
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Dunedin, where I spent many childhood Christmas celebrations but almost everything is just as good in winter. Dunedin summers are, as it happens, the closest to a winter anywhere else I've visited in NZ:hail several times in one day, sleet more than once, and snow once. But that only made it more interesting. Winters are crisp and dry by comparison.

 

Thomsons soft drinks, the aromatic perfumes of the Greggs and Cadbury factories wafted towards us in southerly, fishing in the harbour, the entire peninsular (penguins, seals, birds on the beaches), Sandymount (over a km of sandhill to run down), Portobello aquarium, the amazing museum, the art gallery at Logan Park we never tired of visiting, Olveston (a grand old house stuck in a century old time warp) and so on.

 

 


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  Reply # 2059630 20-Jul-2018 20:16
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My best winter ever was 2015 chasing the snow in the deep south of New Zealand and living off grid in my 9 metre house bus. I supported my self working remote software development assignments for clients based in the USA and UK but it didn't require too much reliance on internet connection and so could travel to some really remote spots including Slope Point, the South Island's most southern point - not Bluff as most people think. Central Otago was bitterly cold but the bus has a blazingly good fire so I managed to stay cosy.
Found a ton of snow at Mt Cook and danced in the flurries in the winter wonderland scenery of Naseby. I lived off the land when possible and learnt to skin, gut and cook rabbit. I also survived on free range trout, salmon, mushrooms, apples and walnuts whenever available. Truly the best winter ever and I hope to get back there in the near future.
The photo shows my house bus with Lake Pukaki and Mt Cook in the background. I'm still living the gypsy life off grid and currently based in the Wellington inner suburbs.


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  Reply # 2059631 20-Jul-2018 20:16
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Best Winter holiday? Who holidays in Winter?  I guess a staycation at home in Rotorua for me then :)

 

 


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  Reply # 2059634 20-Jul-2018 20:19
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When I was young staying with my uncle stationed in Waiouru. He took me to Mt Ruapehu, it was my first experience with snow. I will never forget that.

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  Reply # 2059635 20-Jul-2018 20:25
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Taken a year ago not long after arriving from Auckland to live in Christchurch. First winter so we decided to take Miss 4 at the time to see the snow. Got this shot only because Google maps took us far off the beaten path enroute to the southern alps... only realised because the trip home was unfamiliar and much shorter. Thanks Google.

 


Bonus: we did Queenstown this year. Arrived with no snow over the mountain ranges, woke up to total blanket of snow over the ranges, so awesome to see from our bed.

The South Island is magical for its scenery and views.


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  Reply # 2059643 20-Jul-2018 20:45
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Family reunion in Queenstown, 2007. Revisited the long-standing Chinese heritage in the area.

 


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  Reply # 2059648 20-Jul-2018 21:02
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To escape from our winter I went to Fiji.

 

Got food poisoning from a restaurant in Port Denerau and was not feeling good on the 3/4 boat trip out to the island resort.

 

The idea was to snorkel and dive with manta rays but their season finished 4 days before I arrived.

 

Had the remnants of a cyclone tear up the tree in front of our bure and throw it against the building. (No damage or injuries apart from the tree).

 

Having said that, I had great food, really enjoyed talking with the locals and generally relaxed and had a good time. Oh yeah. Had my very first seaplane ride on the way back; that was cool.

 

A very memorable trip; in almost all respects. :-)

 

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2059652 20-Jul-2018 21:15
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Winter sun for a week in Fiji was very good a few weeks ago.
30 deg and swimming snorkeling or -3deg and at work , just no competition

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  Reply # 2059655 20-Jul-2018 21:20
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August 2013 Muri Beach Rarotonga. On a windy but beautiful day I got the marry the love of my life on the beach. It was raining and just misrable at Home in NZ. 5 Years on still the best Winter holiday I could imagine :-)

 

Edit: removed photo... forgot it had URL on it

 

 


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