Thursday, January 29

New Zealand: Volume Two

Queenstown was wonderful. The weather was extremely warm, high 20 degrees Celsius at the least i would imagine.


We went up the gondola.


Each view is so spectacular. I really can't get enough of this place.

Saying goodbye to Queenstown, we made our way to Wanaka. On the way we stopped of to have a look around the quaint Arrowtown.


When we arrived at Wanaka, we booked into a great place. We were right on the cliff top overlooking Lake Wanaka.


So far, this is the only place I have found a yarn shop, although i haven't been looking very hard. Anyway, after a bit of shopping and dinner we went to bed early to rest up for the big trip to Milford Sound in the morning.


Although i say I'm afraid of heights, you wouldn't think I was getting into a small plane like this! On the way there I was in the co-pilots seat!! I felt too silly to take a picture of the pilot...wish i did now, he was a nice bloke. Anyway, I'll let the pictures do the talking for the flight to Milford Sound.


After a soft landing we were at the boat terminal, boarding our little ship for a round trip of the Sound.


And boy, was it a nice day. Apparently it was only the second day without any rain this season. Not sure what we're doing right but i do hope the weather keeps up!


The trip couldn't really get any better – but it did.


Can you believe the dolphins were swimming right by the boat? Its like they were leading us :D So cool.


On the road again the following morning, on our way to Fox Glacier. I did some driving. I don't think my Dad likes not being in control of the car. But i'm sure he was glad he could relax (I use the term lightly) and look at the scenery without having to concentrate on the road. We stopped off to look at the blue pools. We had to cross a swing bridge!


But yeah. I've just woken up in Fox Glacier and we will shortly be heading of to Greymouth.


chainSHAW said...

wow, these pictures are really amazing. i am so jealous of your trip "P

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