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Old May 15th 2011, 11:03 pm
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Hi all,

Yes I am still around ~ Lurking and not posting though, as I am pretty much settled and working now yay!

Anywho, I am turning 30 tomorrow (And it's also my first birthday in NZ), and have been trying to decide what to do to celebrate this milestone. I have finally decided that instead of one big blowout 30's party, I will instead have a year of good times.

30 things to do while I am 30!

Or around 30 things Who thinks I should do what during the year?

I'm taking all suggestions as I have no idea myself! lol I want do some things that I would not ordinarially think of or consider doing!

Give me your best (and reasonably sensible) shots! I'll post the completed list when I know what it is! lol

Thanx all
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Old May 15th 2011, 11:16 pm
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Gizmo, you're still a youngster . I remember 30, it was a great age to be. Though if I had the choice I'd stay at being 32 forever. I liked being 32.

Anyways, enough of me! Loads of things you can do over the next year.

The Sky Walk around the Sky Tower & why not combine it with the Bungy-type jump as well.

Plenty of places in NZ just waiting for you to hurl yourself into the abyss if you so wish. Queenstown bungy jump for example. Personally I'd rather stick pins in my eyes!

The Huka jet ride is good fun, at Huka Falls just outside Taupo.
Zorbing in Rotorua
Kayak from Puhoi to Maharangi Regional Park
Lots to do in Rotorua & Taupo.
Walk the Tongariro Crossing

How's that for starters?

Happy Birthday for tomorrow
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I remember the big switch over!!! Hang overs start lasting it longer, sports injuries never seemed to go away and I daren't mention kids...
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Whatever you decide to do, have a great day.

Best wishes and all that.

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Take a heli-tramp tour onto one of the SI glaciers.

Go swimming with dolphins.

Spend a weekend on Stewart Island

And from my bucket list (cos I passed 30 years ago ):

Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef
Visit Uluru
Visit the active volcano on Tanna, Vanuatu
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Ok heres a few to think about...

1. Learn to surf, I did it for my 22nd in Sydney, ermmm 10 years ago and can't wait to live near the beach.. Tynemouth twice a year ain't quite the same.
2. Go diving... or snorkelling, never tried diving but snorkelling gives you a glimpse, its a different world, Great barrier reef - words cannot describe it.
3. Cage dive - sharks
4. Skydive ....
5. Get a few mates together and go camping, tramping, mountain biking, fishing.... plenty to see/do/explore.
6. Kayaking... Abel Tasman looks amazing but then so do so many places in your back yard.
7. Rugby world cup, get out there and go to a game... you never know.
8. Snowboarding/skiing
9. Quad biking
10. Climbing
11. Horse riding trail... did this in Oz, not the comfiest thing to do, got a bit out of hand when I was hanging on sideways but I live to tell the tale and look back with good memories...
12. Had a quick look online and found a site listing 182 things to do in NZ, it'd be some birthday hey....http://www.viator.com/New-Zealand/d2...f=02&aid=g2993

Happy 30th Gizmo, have a good'n

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Thanks for the ideas guys. Some of them are on the list already (Skydiving, bungie jumping.), some I had not thought of

Surprised not more people have suggested things, but no matter!

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Happy Birthday Me!

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIZMO!


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HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIZMO!


Thanks Vitalstatistix! You are the 2nd person to remember me!

Bit upset my Bro has not called yet, but heck, he still has 13 hrs and 15 mins!
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Awww, hope you had a wonderful day.

I came up with a similar idea for my (ahem) 40th. Here's a link to the ideas that came up. Needless to say I didn't even achieve half of them.
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Belated Happy Birthday Gizmo

Most of the things I would suggest have already been mentioned. And I'm not feeling very imaginative today either
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Default Re: Turning the big "30" tomorrow. First BD in NZ

Now that he is sobered up after the party

Thanks for the thoughts and wishes guys & gals. Some things I plan to do, some maybe not. Not too sure.

I'll let you all know what I decide my list is in a few days (Hopefully).
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