The final month of our trip was spent on the South Island of New Zealand. Our route started in Christchurch, we hired a car and drove the full length of the Island exploring Abel Tasman, Golden Bay, Arthur’s Pass, Mt. Cook, Lake Tekapo, Lake Hāwea, Fiordland, Dunedin and Queenstown.
We saved our favorite country for last and felt so at home while in New Zealand. The Kiwi’s are warm, welcoming, respectful and proud, the food world class and affordable, and the landscape is diverse and inspiring.
Some of my highlights include: the Nevis Bungy in Queenstown, visiting the Otago Penisula wild Albatross colony, seeing an avalanche while hiking the icefield to Muller Hut in Mt Cook national park, seeing Jupiter and it’s moons on a tour of the Mt John Observatory, playing Curling in Naseby, and cruising in the fjords of Milford Sounds.