Welcome to the IGES New Zealand Trip Blog

This Blog is nothing more than a summary of our intinerary (at right), with links to the places we're going, where we'll stay, and maps. It is intended to help students get a feel for the landscape and where we'll be working ahead of time.

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

Stop 4: Whakapapa

Our fourth and final stop will take us to the North Island via Hamilton to Whakapapa. We will stay at the Skotel Alpine Resort in the Tongariro National Park. Some links:

Check it out below:

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Stop 3: Mount Cook

Our third desitnation will be Mount Cook, where we will spend four nights at Hermitage Chalets. Some links:

Check out the area below:

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Stop 2: Franz Josef Glacier

We will spend 3 days at the Franz Josef Glacier on the west coast of the South Island. We will stay at the Franz Josef Holiday Park. Here are some links of interest (mainly touristy):

Check the area out below:

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Real Stop 1: Cass Field Station

The first two days in the field we will based out of Cass Field Station, run by the University of Canterbury. Cass is on the doorstep of the braided Waimakariri River. Some links on the Waimakarri:

Have a look around here:

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    Stop 1: Christchurch

    We'll be staying the first night in the city of Christchurch at the YMCA Hostel. You'll be so jet-lagged you probably won't have much motivation to explore...

    Here's a local map:

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    The Waimakariri

    The Waimakariri
    Your first stop...