The Trolleybus: An Unmistakable Part of Wellington, New Zealand

Buses are the most popular form of public transport in Wellington, New Zealand. According to NZ Transport Agency (NZTA), about 24 million bus trips are made every year in Wellington. Statistics by NZ Bus, the largest bus operator in Wellington, indicate that on average, a Wellingtonian uses the bus 101 times a year, more than […]

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Arrowtown: A Charming Historic Town in Southern New Zealand

Arrowtown is a small town in the Otago region in Southern New Zealand, a short way from the better known Queenstown. We spent the night here after finishing skiing at Cardrona. There was no direct transport from Cardrona to Arrowtown, so we took the return bus to Wanaka as part of our pre-booked skiing package […]

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Skiing at Cardrona Alpine Resort, New Zealand

Cardrona Alpine Resort is one of New Zealand’s most popular ski areas, along with Coronet Peak, The Remarkables, and Treble Cone. It is in the South Island of New Zealand, about halfway between Queenstown and Wanaka. From Auckland, we took a domestic flight to Queenstown, then transferred by bus to Wanaka and spent the night […]

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An Opera Experience in Sydney

The Sydney Opera House is well-known worldwide as the icon of Sydney. This superstructure was designed by Danish architect Jørn Utzon, who won in a competition involving architects from 32 countries. He encountered and solved many engineering issues when carrying out this project but suddenly resigned when it was almost completed due to lack of […]

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