DAY 18 SUNDAY TE ANAU, BLUFF & INVERCARGILL: TODAY WE WILL INTRODUCE YOU TO NEW ZEALAND’S FAMOUS BURT MUNRO AND “THE BLONDINI GANG”. Burt epitomises that very distinguished and tenacious KIWI SPIRIT to achieve, even at the seasoned age of 68 – A WORLD RECORD HOLDER! As for the BLONDINI GANG well you can draw your own conclusions.
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DAY 17 SATURDAY TE ANAU, MILFORD SOUND, TE ANAU THIS IS ANOTHER VERY LENGTHY POST, BURSTING FULL OF INFORMATION. 🙂 It was certainly another rather cool, foggy and frosty morning outside, very similar to yesterday. Somehow, (not sure how) we managed to make breakfast at the restaurant ON TIME, (just after 6.30am) as we wanted to get a […]
DAY 16 FRIDAY MANAPOURI, DOUBTFUL SOUND AND TE ANAU: WARNING – THIS IS A VERY LARGE POST. It primarily covers the MANAPOURI – DOUBTFUL SOUND AREA. If you’re planning a trip into the SOUTHERN LAKES AREA then PLEASE make sure you include the DOUBTFUL SOUNDS. They will leave u speechless, saying what we did at the end, “WE […]
DAY 15 THURSDAY QUEENSTOWN: Today we had booked (10.30am) for an EXPERIENCE on the world famous SHOTOVER JET! THIS IS A ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE! The very first thing on our agenda (once awake) was to check the weather outside, because, obviously the very last thing we wanted was rain. The sky was clear last night when we turned […]
Day 14 WEDNESDAY QUEENSTOWN – WALTER PEAK: Thank goodness for central heating, the dew was on the inside of the window. Looking out one is able to cast one’s eye across the west arm of the lake as the sun gradually rises from behind the hill, (located on our hard right) – BOB’S PEAK. Yep, we took the […]
DAY 13 TUESDAY: WANAKA, ARROWTOWN & QUEENSTOWN: WANAKA – (pronounced WONAKA) population just over 5,000 residents and the gateway to the Mt ASPIRING NATIONAL PARK. So where does one start? Such a stunning place.
DAY 12 MONDAY: FRANZ JOSEF GLACIER, HAAST PASS & WANAKA: We awoke this morning to brilliant sunshine, with a bit of a nip in the air = crisp. After breakfast in the motel we checked in down the road, for our 1/2 day tour at 8.15am, thinking it was going to be a breeze.