Gra Nomad Wanderings

Monday, July 29, 2013


 Looking forward to our visit to North Island, New Zealand on Friday. We'll be there for 2 weeks. We arrive in Auckland (largest city) situated in the NW area of the North Island. You can see the lake in the middle - Lake Taupo. We'll spend our 2nd week at the southern end of that at Turanagi.
Looking forward to our visit to NZ.

Read the following in smart traveller dot com. (When we travel we exercise normal saftey precautions wherever we go!)
  • We advise you to exercise normal safety precautions in New Zealand.
  • Exercise common sense and look out for suspicious behaviour, as you would in Australia.
  • New Zealand is subject to earthquakes and volcanic activity. Comprehensive information about what to do in an earthquake or other natural disasters is available from the New Zealand Earthquake Commission. See Additional information: Natural disasters, severe weather and climate for more information.
  • A magnitude 6.5 earthquake occurred in the Wellington region on 21 July 2013. See Additional information: Natural disasters, severe weather and climate for more information.
  • Australians in the Canterbury region should be aware that aftershocks, although slowly diminishing, will continue for several years following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake. Significant earthquakes are still possible. While many affected buildings in the CBD, eastern and seaside suburbs of Christchurch have been removed or fenced, damaged buildings remain throughout the area. Australians should not enter or approach earthquake damaged buildings and should observe any security barriers in place.
  • Strict access controls are in place in central Christchurch. These restrictions change regularly as more areas are declared safe. See the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority website for updates on cordon zones.
  • Any suggestions for where we should explore while visiting the North Island? 
    Travelling with Bernie and Janice and Barry and Annette. 


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