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Mitch
Inke and Mitch
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Inke and Mitch
We are Michelle and Inke, we both are originally from Germany and came to New Zealand to do a five-month internship at First Light Travel for our Tourism management studies at home. After finishing this internship, we wanted to see more of the beautiful country and decided to travel to the South Island of New Zealand together. - The Dalai Lama once said, "Once a year go someplace you´ve never been before". This is our Mantra for this road trip, a trip we will never forget.
Inke and Mitch
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Inke and Mitch

Stargazing in New Zealand – Simply Breathtaking!
Kirst Thorp
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Kirsten Thorp

Few places on this Earth offer a better location to explore the heavens than beautiful Lake Tekapo in New Zealand's central South Island. Apart from its isolation and tiny population, there are some key reasons why Lake Tekapo offers the best Star Gazing in New Zealand, and arguably the best in the world!

Kirst Thorp
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Kirsten Thorp

"Starlight Reserve" Hopeful - Turns on a Good Show with Aurora Australis
Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey

The Southern Lights, as it is also known, is particularly active in our hemisphere during the winter months. The base is usually seen at about 100km up in the air, and can extend up to a further 300km at the top. This breathtakingly vibrant optical phenomenon is named after the Roman goddess of the dawn (Aurora) and appeared to Tekapo's residents as a  huge green undulating  curtain of light.

With a blatant show of electioneering, the Aurora Australis danced high above the residents of Lake Tekapo this week.

Brent Narbey
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Brent Narbey