South Pacific | The Family Without Borders - Part 2

The Family Without Borders

The Travelling family

South Pacific

South Pacific Trip with Kids
South Pacific Trip with Kids

After she has already visited 25 countries, we asked 4,5-year-old Hanna: – Where next?

Experiencing already some few-month-long family trips to different parts of the world, our dream was to go as far as possible and it made us smile, when Hanna answered: to Taka Tuka Land. Any idea where is it? Taka Tuka is the place where the father of Pippi Longstocking from Astrid Lindgrend‘s book is living. The book says: South Seas. That is nothing else than the Pacific Ocean!

So here we go: in April 2013 we started with our two kids Hanna and Mila in New Zealand: driving for 6 weeks on the northern and southern island, sleeping in the tent. Then we flew to The Kingdom of Tonga, we hitchhiked on a yacht to Fiji and then still spend some weeks in the most wild and exiting place we have ever seen: Vanuatu.

And here is still our pack list for our family outdoor trip trough New Zealand and the South Pacific.

Video: Some ski, some don't

Video: Just a day on the road

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During traveling so much things is going on. But the paradox is that we remember all of it: what was our morning view, what did we eat for breakfast and who did we meet. To give you a feeling about our typical day in New Zealand, we made this video. Wanna join us? ;)

Postcards from New Zealand, to YOU

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Dear Family, dear Mama, Grandma, sister, brother, dear Oma and Opa, dear Natalie, Pan, Tymus and Rui, dear Maciek and Adam, dear Imke, dear Aga, dear Ula, dear Ania, dear Casi and Marie, dear aunts and uncles, dear Hania H, dear Hania N, dear Ammalia and Gall and Kiriana, dear Undkonsorten, dear Selma, Elimar (and Read More

Christchurch earthquake 2011

Christchurch earthquake: did you know?

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Just imagine that there is suddenly nothing from your favourite city centre. There is no your favourite cafe, where you meet with friends. There is no cinema. There is no your office. Your lively, beautiful city changes into many little villages around. Sad story? This is what happened to Christchurch.

Abel Tasman National Park (New Zealand): On the swing bridge

Abel Tasman didn’t touch NZ!

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Just imagine: it’s deep XVII century and you are travelling on the ship for years to find new lands and draw new maps! And only after 125 years the next European person will be there! That was a story of Abel Janszoon Tasman – Dutch seafarer and explorer, who in 1642 saw New Zeleand (and Read More

Little cosmos: Orakei Korako, Geyserland

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Gushing geysers, hot springs, bubbling mud pools and some some crazy colourful silica terraces! Add to this questions of your kids: – And what is this? And what does it do? And how does it work? – and you will have an interesting day in cosmos!

Auckland (New Zealand): At the beach.

Ready, steady, go! To Auckland!

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What time is it? What day is it?? After crossing 13 time zones in 2,5 days, not really sleeping and being overexcited, we landed in Auckland, New Zealand. We rent the car at the airport and without the map and driving for the first time ever on the left side of the road – we Read More

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