FINISHING UP WITH THE SOUTH ISLAND
We haven't posted anything in a while, so I decided I'd post a quick update.
Queenstown was not only scenic but also a lot of fun with the downhill luge, zoom bungy and jet boating.
We also stopped by the Minus 5 Ice Bar - interesting but highly overpriced.
After a week in Queenstown, we headed north to Fox Glacier. Unfortunately the weather turned horribly cold and rainy, but we still made the hour long trek out to the glacier terminal.
Despite all the signs warning of impending doom, it actually turned out to be a fun walk.
We then made a quick stop at Puzzling World and had fun in their maze and illusion rooms.
Even with having allotted two months for visiting New Zealand, we were still running out of time. The west coast was much more remote than the east coast, and the sand flies were extremely irritating, so we decided to skip the rest of the coastal journey. Instead we've been enjoying a relaxing couple of weeks revisiting our favorite spots - Kaikoura on the South Island and Mt. Manganui on the North Island.
We're heading back to Auckland and in less than 48 hours we'll have departed New Zealand and will be continuing our adventure in Australia.