Bye bye, New Zealand!

After extraordinary tour to Mount John observatory we got up next morning to the beautiful view of Lake Tekapo : We walked around because we knew our trip was coming to end and we still wanted to enjoy our last days, actually hours. Down the path by the lake there was a small church: That… Read More →

Aoraki

We had one big adventure left for our trip. Aoraki (Mt. Cook) was on our itinerary and, if you remember, we had a helicopter flight over the glacier with the landing on the snow rescheduled for this day. As I laid in bed the night before, I’ve heard my friends discussing the weather forecast. It… Read More →

Te Anau to Dunedin

Next morning we left Te Anau and our destination now was Dunedin. But that was far away- we had to drive across the South Island to the shore of the Pacific Ocean. Meanwhile we enjoyed the countryside stopping for interesting sites and visiting small towns like Gore and Balclutha. We stopped for lunch in Balclutha… Read More →

Milford Sound

After leaving Queenstown we had two nights booked in Te Anau. Many tourists come to Te Anau to visit the famous nearby fiord Milford Sound and some other attractions. For the same reason we came to Te Anau as well. Milford Sound is 120 km  North from Te Anau and that’s why we needed two… Read More →

Skippers Canyon

We had a plan for an adventure of jet boating. Surroundings of Queenstown were perfect location for that. We stopped at the random tourist information site (there are many of those on every street corner in Queenstown). A young kid knew everything about jet boating. He gave us three options: Shotover Jet, Thunder Jet, and… Read More →