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December 14, 2002 - January 5, 2003: Our trip to New Zealand!
Highlights include: 11 plane flights, yellow-eyed penguins, royal albatrosses, kiwis, dolphins, eels, sheep, a dry luge, the "flying fox", a Lamborghini Murcielago, our eight day Backroads family multi-sport trip, and tasting many New Zealand wines.

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Sat Dec-14 SEA -> LAX
Sun Dec-15 LAX -> AKL
Mon Dec-16 Arrive Auckland, lunch Cin Cin, Ascott Metropolis
Tue Dec-17 Auckland Domain and Museum, Sugar & Spice, O'Connell Street Bistro
Wed Dec-18 Auckland Zoo, MOTAT, America's Cup, St. Tropez Restaurant & Bar
Thu Dec-19 Auckland -> Kerikeri -> Paihia, Bistro 40
Fri Dec-20 Hike to Haruru Falls, barbeque (Backroads Day 1)
Sat Dec-21 Dolphins, Urupukapuka Island, Waikokopu Cafe (Backroads Day 2)
Sun Dec-22 Waitangi Trust, Fly to Pauanui (Coromandel Peninsula), Hike Broken Hills Valley, Puka Park Resort (Backroads Day 3)
Mon Dec-23 Bike to Hahei, Hike to Cathedral Cove (Backroads Day 4)
Tue Dec-24 Flying Fox Zipline, Drive to Rotorua, Cafe Banco, Agrodome, Okawa Bay Lake Resort (Backroads Day 5)
Wed Dec-25 Lake Rotoiti kayaking, Luge ride, Christmas Dinner (Backroads Day 6)
Thu Dec-26 Bicycle to Orekei Korako thermal area, Copthorne Taupo Manuels (Backroads Day 7)
Fri Dec-27 Huka Falls, bungy-jumping, Taupo -> Christchurch, The George Hotel (Backroads Day 8)
Sat Dec-28 Christchurch Botanic Garden, Pescatore
Sun Dec-29 Christchurch, Lamborghini Murcielago, drive to Arthur's Pass, Wilderness Lodge
Mon Dec-30 Arthur's Pass, hiking
Tue Dec-31 Arthur's Pass -> Mount Cook, The Hermitage
Wed Jan-01 Tasman Glacier ski-plane landing, Tasman Valley hike
Thu Jan-02 Mount Cook -> Dunedin, Moeraki Boulders, St. Kilda Beach, The Palms
Fri Jan-03 Dunedin botanic gardens, Albatross Colony, Penguins, Lisburn House
Sat Jan-04 Baldwin Street, Otago Museum, Larnach Castle, Bell Pepper Blues
Sun Jan-05 Dunedin -> Christchurch -> Auckland -> LAX -> SEA

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