EK20
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Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:41 am

Qantas Airways QF47 Sydney - Wellington
29th Coctober 2007
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Some photo's from the apron.







Some shots of the airport at Wellington.













Once in New Zealand there is a fantastic private car museum with some vintage cars. It's about an hours drive from Wellington.





This gangsters car still has the original bullet holes in the windscreen.



Can you guess who owned this car?







This one is made of copper!



Flew back to Sydney on ZK-JTR.

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Then we went for a little ride around Sydney and the northern beaches.













Bondi beach.















Thanks for reading.  Smile
 
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:25 am

Terrific pictures, Mr EK20.

What airline is the multicoloured plane - I can't see a name? How much was the helicopter sightseeing trip? Wonderful shots of Sydney. Great house with pool overlooking the sea - that yours?  Wink
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:00 pm

Quoting Door5right (Reply 1):
What airline is the multicoloured plane - I can't see a name?

Freedom Air

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Quoting Door5right (Reply 1):
How much was the helicopter sightseeing trip?

Around $350 each but it goes cheaper the more people fly. The chopper was VH-CKO and there are no pics of it on anet.........yet.  Wink

Quoting Door5right (Reply 1):
Great house with pool overlooking the sea - that yours?

I wish! We did fly over another house that the pilot said recently sold for $48million.

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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 1:16 pm

Really great pics.

The copter tour seems really nice.

Thank you for sharing.

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ANCFlyer
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:40 pm

Awesome report - and the pics spectacular!

Thanks!

The house by the water is fantastic . . . . imagine breakfast on the patio . . .
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:45 pm

Great set of pictures there!

The car museum looks a great place to visit, hope I remember it for a future visit.

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):
The house by the water is fantastic . . . . imagine breakfast on the patio . . .

- I know, how superb!

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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:46 pm

I love the cars...not something you see here everyday...thanks for posting!
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EK20
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:17 pm

Quoting Bok269 (Reply 6):
I love the cars...not something you see here everyday

You might recognise one or two ..  Wink

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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:18 pm

Nice pictures!
It remains me of m tie in Sydney: beautiful place. Probably the nicest city in the world.

I always wanted to fly in a helicopter, but find it quite expensive. It seems I will have to do it someday afterall...
 
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:39 pm

WOW...i almost forgot to close my mouth...!

Amazing pics! Thank you so much!
Can't wait to be back in SYD and NZ soon.

Sydney is defenitly the nicest city!

Great report, thanks again.
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 7:46 pm

excellent pictures... enjoyed the trip report.
thank you very much for sharing it with us...
 
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 8:15 pm

That's Bondi right....I recognize the swimming poll on the left side of the pic
 
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:37 pm

Amazing pictures, hope you had a great time in NZ!

Thanks for sharing!
 
EK20
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:21 am



Quoting Maxisno1 (Reply 12):
hope you had a great time in NZ!

It was beautiful yes, although we were only there for 3 days visiting relatives so we didn't see much of the islands. Here are some more pics.



Waikanae, New Zealand

Waikanae, New Zealand

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And the chopper flight.



















 
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:43 am

Nice pictures there EK20. What type of camera do you use??

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 4):

or watching fireworks during NYE  Wink
 
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Tue Nov 13, 2007 9:55 am

Quoting VHVXB (Reply 14):
What type of camera do you use??

Canon 350D and the 18-55mm lens. I did get quite a bit of dirt on the viewfinder during the trip so I took it to a very good camera shop in Sydney opposite Hyde Park and it cost $65 dollars to get it cleaned. It only took an hour and it was like new when I got it back.

Funny you should mention fireworks. On our last evening in Sydney we had dinner out on the terrace of Cafe Sydney overlooking the harbour. There was a new ship in the harbour, Pacific Dawn, you might have seen it on the news. So not only did we get a great view that night we also got the added bonus of fireworks over the harbour!

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QantasAirways
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:57 pm

Nice pics! The cabin one is really clear. how was the service on QF?
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:58 pm

Nice pictures mate. Qantas is always good. Big grin Thanks for sharing.
 
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Tue Nov 13, 2007 1:48 pm



Quoting QantasAirways (Reply 16):
how was the service on QF?

Better than Emirates business class.  eyebrow 
 
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RE: Sydney - Wellington

Thu Nov 15, 2007 5:02 am



Quoting EK20 (Reply 2):
Quoting Door5right (Reply 1):
What airline is the multicoloured plane - I can't see a name?

Freedom Air

NZ is closing SJ down (NZ owns SJ) on March 31st. ZK-OJO (Warner Bros logo jet) will be re-painted, and could possibly be painted in NZ Holidays green livery, like what ZK-FRE is currently.

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