Wellington | New Zealand :: The Windy Capital City

Wellington, the windy political capital city of New Zealand, is situated overlooking a picturesque harbor with colonial homes perched on the surrounding hillside. The city, rather compact and not much larger than an American...

Picton to Wellington | New Zealand :: Interislander Ferry Crossing

Picton to Wellington | New Zealand :: Interislander Ferry Crossing from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. Time for the North Island!  Hopefully no more curvy, windy, one lane highway roads up steep mountainsides adorned with sheep...
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Abel Tasman National Park | New Zealand :: Kayaking with Seals

The sole reason to visit Abel Tasman National Park, one of New Zealand’s smallest parks, is to kayak and camp on the secluded bays among playful seal pups and penguins. You bet we were excited. ...
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On The Road | New Zealand :: Cooking In Our Campervan

On The Road | New Zealand :: Cooking In Our Campervan from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We’ve been in our campervan for a few weeks now and loving every minute of it! The biggest plus...
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Milford Sound | New Zealand :: Cruising The Sounds

Milford Sound | New Zealand :: Cruising The Sounds from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. On our way back from the 3 day Routeburn trek, we opted for the short “Cruize Milford” boat ride out to...

Queenstown | New Zealand :: Adventure Seeking Capital

Queenstown reminded us a lot of Breckenridge or Vail in Colorado, a cute little ski town yet bursting with activities all year round. Here, other than skiing and hiking, you can go speed jet...

Christchurch | New Zealand :: City Tour

Christchurch | New Zealand :: City Tour from The Bettendorfs on Vimeo. We landed in Christchurch just after midnight and were still intrigued by its small town charm as greeted by warm hospitable kiwis trying...

Nelson & Malborough | New Zealand :: The Kiwi Wine Region

Two years ago today, we were in Nelson, New Zealand’s oldest city, is an artsy retreat near expansive beaches, full of cafes, art galleries (the museum of ‘Wearable Art’ is located here) and craft...

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