Friday, December 28, 2007

New Zealand Road Trip - December 2007 (1)

New Zealand


New Zealand Trivia:
Population:
4,252,000
Area: 268,680 km2 (Canada is 9,984,670 km2, Alberta is 661,848 km2)
Per capita income: $26,000 in 2006 in purchasing power parity terms. (Canada’s was $35,700)
Exports: ~ 24% of GDP (2006)
Agricultural products: wheat, barley, potatoes, pulses, fruits, vegetables; wool, beef, lamb and mutton, dairy products; fish; deer products
Industries: food processing, wood and paper products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining
Imported commodities: machinery and equipment, vehicles and aircraft, petroleum, electronics, textiles, plastics




South Island
We began on the South Island in Dunedin where Craig was attending Otago University.

South Island overnights:
Dunedin – Dec 4, 5, 6
Invercargill – Dec 7
Te Anau – Dec 8, 9, 10
Geraldine – Dec 11
Cheviot – Dec 12
Picton – Dec 13, 14



North Island



North Island overnights:
Wellington – Dec 15, 16, 17
Napier – Dec 18
Rotorua – Dec 19, 20
Whangarei – Dec 21, 22
Auckland – Dec 23, 24, 25
I got these maps from http://www.backpack-newzealand.com/mapofnewzealand.html - and added our "overnight" stops.

An interactive map of New Zealand.

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