New Zealand South Island Part II

April 13, 2016
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Remarkable Mountains from Queenstown Bob’s Peak

I wrote an initial New Zealand blog shortly after arriving home from that beautiful land: New Zealand Part I.

Since then I’ve had time to process my photos: Click here.

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Gwen and our guide

On this trip we toured the South Island only. Our first stop was Nelson at the very top of the Island.

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The forest from The Lord Of The Rings outside Queenstown

Our next major stop was Christchurch which was a 6 hour drive through brilliant scenery.

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Franz Joseph: Leaving the rainforest headed for the Glacier

Our next stop was Franz Joseph Glacier which is on the other side of the Island. Our journey there included a ride on Kiwi Rail through the Southern Alps to Greymouth. Then we drove South along the coast to reach our destination – another day long journey.

  • Hotel: Glenfern Villas
  • Best restaurants: The Landing which was quite tasty for a town of 300 people
  • Favorite Activity: Why the hike up to the glacier through a rain forest of course
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Milford Sound

Our final destination was Queenstown. This was our longest drive, probably around 10 hours with me stopping constantly to snap photos.

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Lake Wakatipu

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