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I've never been to New Zealand

geordie
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Oct 7 2012, 8:50am


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I've never been to New Zealand [In reply to] Can't Post

- but me and mrs g. have been to Aussie a few times, to see relatives and all that. One time, we took a flight from Sydney to Proserpine in Queensland. We wanted to go to Airlie Beach; gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. After a few hourd flight I remember looking down at mile upon mile of scrub, and wondering why the aircraft was preparing to land in what looked like the middle of nowhere. The airport wasn't much more than a single runway and a solitary building. (that was in the late '70s, mind - things have prob'ly changed quite a bit since then). Smile

We walked down the steps from the plane and over to the building - everyone else on the flight seemed to have transport arranged for them; we saw no taxis. I asked a bloke how we would get to Airlie beach, and he grinned, 'Oh, Jim's going there - he'll give you a lift'. So we piled our bags into the back of Jim's ute, and off we went through the scrub, then canefields; Proserpine passed in a blink of an eye, and then there we were at Airlie Beach, looking out at the Pacific with the Islands in the distance. Perfect!

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New Zealand's Hobbit Trail Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Oct 6 2012, 2:36pm
    Lily.. link didn't work. .says too many redirects?/// Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Oct 6 2012, 4:04pm
        Try this link and see if it helps Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 6 2012, 4:12pm
            Thanks, Magpie Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Oct 6 2012, 4:40pm
                I thought that might be it Magpie Send a private message to Magpie Oct 6 2012, 7:03pm
            Go Team Magpie and Lily F!!!! :D grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Oct 7 2012, 2:55am
                Thank you also! Bombadil Send a private message to Bombadil Oct 7 2012, 8:16am
    Where did they get Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Oct 6 2012, 8:07pm
        I was wondering that too! // Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Oct 6 2012, 8:21pm
            Did you read the notes at the end? Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Oct 6 2012, 8:23pm
                Yes, I saw that, and I laughed, too. Lily Fairbairn Send a private message to Lily Fairbairn Oct 6 2012, 9:12pm
                I've never been to New Zealand geordie Send a private message to geordie Oct 7 2012, 8:50am
                    Love it! Ataahua Send a private message to Ataahua Oct 7 2012, 6:38pm

 
 
 

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