Our First view of the South Island from the ferry. Now we have lived here for years – I would always fly to South Island if possible – its a bit of a rough trip across the Cook Sraight. But I recommend making the trip by ferry at least once. Its pretty magnificent, and ive watched dolphins swimming off the bow more than once.
Parking some spare cars – NZ Style.
Fox Glacier – bad weather and a cold meant we couldn’t take our planned Helicopter Ride up into the mountains.
Crown Pass into Wanaka.
Lake Wakatipu and snow on the mountains – on Christmas Day if you can believe it! Fly all the way to the Southern Hemisphere for a sunny Christmas, and end up with a white one! We stayed at Matakauri Lodge – and blew half our five week holiday accomatoation budget on 2 nights here. Well worth it!
Cinema Paradiso in Wanaka. NZ – does Cinemas really well. You even get an intermission for snacks and coffee. Very civilized.
And Christchurch Cathedral.
All in all – we were here for 5 weeks. We really needed more – ok – so we came back! All kidding aside – it was after about 5 days here that we decided emigrating would be a jolly good idea. Be warned – holidaying in New Zealand can drastically change your life.