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Queenstown | New Zealand :: Hiking The Routeburn Track

If you have not hiked one of New Zealand’s Great Walks, the full experience of what this country has to offer has probably escaped you. The tramping opportunities, as the kiwis call it, are...
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New Zealand | Explore More Campervan Review

New Zealand :: Explore More Campervan Review from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We were lucky to have “sampled” travel in various sizes of campervans in Australia for short periods of time before we had to...
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Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers | New Zealand :: Beauty On Ice

Fox and Franz Josef Glaciers | New Zealand :: Open For Business Since 10,000 BC from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. Even though we’ve seen similar in Alaska, these twin glaciers are still awe inspiring and...
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Lake Taupo | New Zealand :: Skydiving Is For Tourists Too!

Lake Taupo | New Zealand :: Skydiving Is For Tourists Too! from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. To keep up with Terry and these adventure loving Kiwis, Manali decided to throw herself 15,000 feet out of...

Raglan | New Zealand Surfer Haven

As we now sit in our corporate cubicles and enjoy the new life of being non-nomadic parents, we often reflect on the many adventures and relaxing times we had on our year long journey...
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Hiking the Tongariro Pass

Mt Tongariro | New Zealand :: Hiking The Tongariro Alpine Crossing from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. Although it seems ages since we finished the Routeburn track, our sore and tender muscles feel as though it...

Auckland | New Zealand :: The BIG City In A Small Country

Ahhh, finally, a “big” city and decent highways with limited roundabouts! If we had to live in New Zealand, we would probably live here, along with ¼ of the country’s population. With all the...
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Waitomo | New Zealand :: Glowing Worms and Naked Rabbits

Waitomo | New Zealand :: Angora Rabbit Shearing from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We were so “touristed out” at this point and were abhorred to find out that the cave exploration cost an upwards of...
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Rotorua | New Zealand :: Heating Up In New Zealand’s Cultural Capital

Rotorua | New Zealand :: Warming Up In New Zealand's Cultural Capital from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. All we knew about Rotorua was the persistent ‘rotten egg’ smell that lingered all day and that it...

Lake Taupo | New Zealand :: Queenstown of the North Island

Lake Taupo is the North Island’s answer to Queenstown in the South, where there are adventure seeker activities galore and a beautiful blue lake for water activities and mountains close by for skiing. We...

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