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Going to New Zealand!!

August 10, 2007
(Sent From Katherine, The Northern Territory, Australia)

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Hello to all our RoadNews friends:

After working out all the red tape for months we now have our nine month tourist visa for New Zealand.  If we planned on staying in New Zealand for less than three months we would not need to pre arrange a tourist visa but because we want to visit this country for longer we had to get health checkups, chest X-rays, and hand over all our financial information.  New Zealand wants to make sure we do not bring in diseases or show up without enough funds to see us through for nine months and still be able to buy a flight out of the country.

We will be flying over to Auckland from Darwin on September 14, 2007. Nine months should be enough time to see both the north and south islands that make up New Zealand.  It will be early spring and cold (for us) so we plan on hanging out somewhere on the North Island waiting for summer to arrive while finishing our second book. 

We are looking for suggestions on cheap places to stay on the north island for an extended amount of time.  We also need an address to send new gear to which does not necessarily have to be the same place we stay to finish the book.  Because we will be landing in springtime in the southern hemisphere we are thinking about working on the book in either Auckland, somewhere north of the city, or at least somewhere on the North Island.  I know there are hundreds of New Zealanders on this list and/or people who have traveled there and we are eagerly looking forward to your advice.  We have talked about working on our book before but this time I can promise that it will be finished.  It is completely written and we are almost ready to hand it to a professional editor.

We need your help.  Recently we have received a real bashing and kicking around on Amazon.com about our first book.  One person even said we were "slow learning" which cuts deep given my history in Special Education.  I accept constructive criticism from those who have actually read the book but if you read some of the comments it is obvious that either the posters have a low reading comprehension or, more likely, he or she never read the book. If you have read our book and think you can add some balance to the discussion please add your comments at the link below.

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Cindie has done a second radio interview with ABC Australia.  This time she is in the studio so the MP3 file has great sound quality.  The beginning starts out a little slow with a rainy weather forecast but, if you are patient and get past the beginning, this interview is more in depth and my favorite.  I have not yet made a video with this audio file but you can enjoy the mp3 audio file from the link below.

MP3 Audio 18:45 minutes
 
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Tim Travis

 

 

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INDEX #4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present


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 South Australia
Adelaide to Mount Gambier (Sept 15 - Oct 20, 2006)

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- The city of Adelaide
- Tanunda, Barossa Valley
- Cudlee Creek and Gorge Wildlife Park.
- Barossa Valley Wineries and Vineyards
- Murray River Pictures of Tanunda to Strathalbyn
- Macclesfield to Menengie
-Coorong National Park from Parnka Point to 42 Mile Crossing.
- Robe to Mt. Gambier


 

 Great Ocean Road, Victoria
Nelson to Melbourne, Victoria (Oct. 21 to Nov. 12, 2006)

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- Nelson to Port Fairy
- Warrnambool to Princeton
- Otway National Park: camping under the Koalas
- Apollo Bay, Lorne to Geelong
- Castlemaine with the Melbourne Bicycle Touring Club MBTC
- Melbourne Australia the capital of the state of Victoria, Australia.


 

Tasmania
Devonport to Devonport (Nov 13, 2006 - Jan 4 2007)

Cindie's Daily Journals for Tasmania

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Downloadable Malaysian Video Postcard From the Road

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- Devonport to Strahan
- Cradle Mountain National Park Tasmania
- Strahn to The Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and World Heritage Area
- Lake St. Clair Wilderness Park
- Tarralleah to New Norfolk
- Pictures of Mount Field National Park
-Hobart Wharf, Salamanca Market, Parliament Building in Tasmania
- Eagle Hawk Neck dog line to Swansea
- Port Arthur National Park and Penitentiary Ruins. #1.
- Port Arthur National Historic Site and Prison Ruins #2
- Swansea to Bicheno
- Freycinet National Park
- Nature World Animal Park
- Bicheno to the boat ferry at Devonport


 
 Victoria
Melbourne to Jindabyne , Australia  (January 5 - February 9, 2007)

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- Melbourne to Wilsons Promontory National Park
- Tarra Bulga National Park
- Bairnsdale to Jindabyne


 
 New South Wales
Jindabyne to Mudgeeraba (February 10 - April 24, 2007)

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- Jindabyne to Khancoban, Australian Alps
- Wild Flowers of Mount Kosciusko Peak Hike.
- Threadbo ski field and snow sports area
- Khancoban to Adaminaby
- Adaminaby, NSW to Canberra, ACT
- Parliament House in Canberra to Sydney
-Sydney Australia with the Aquarium, Opera House and walk across the Harbor Bridge
- Sydney to Diamond Head, Crowdy Bay National Park
- Port Macquarie to Nimbin.
- Nimbin to Mount Nimbil Lodge Campground Gold Coast.


 

 Queensland - Outback
Sunshine Coast, to Wollogorang Station (April 25 - July 23, 2007)

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- Sunshine Coast and Maroochydore surfing beach
- Snorkeling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef at Lady Elliot Island.
- Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo
- Lamington National Park
- Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary Brisbane, Australia.
- Cairns to Atherton Tablelands
- Cairns Rain Forest Botanical Garden
- Mossman Gorge in the Daintree National Park
- Atherton Tablelands to Georgetown, Queensland, Australia
- Georgetown to Burketown
.- Burketown to Wollogorang Station


 

 Northern Territory and Outback
Wollogorang Station to Darwin
(July 22 - September 14, 2007)

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LETTER

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Full size Picture Pages

- Wollogorang to Borroloola and Heart Break Hotel
- Daly Waters to Katherine
- Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
- Yellow Water Boat Trip #1
- Yellow Water River Cruise and Boat Tour #2.
- Aboriginal community Oenpelli (Gunbalanya) and festival
-Aboriginal rock art at Ubirr and Merl campground in Kakadu National Park Northern Territory, Australia


1North and
Central America
3-30-02 to 4-17-03

2 South America
6-3-03 to 6-17-04

3 SE Asia / China
11-22-04 to
9-15-06

4 Australia
9-15-06 to 9-15-07

5 New Zealand
9-16-07 to 5-2-08
6 Alaska, Canada, and the USA
5-3-08 to 4-30-10
7 India. Nepal, and the Subcontinent
5-1-10 to present
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