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Queenstown and Fox Glacier

FINISHING UP WITH THE SOUTH ISLAND

by: Tami

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.

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We also stopped by the Minus 5 Ice Bar - interesting but highly overpriced.

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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.

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Despite all the signs warning of impending doom, it actually turned out to be a fun walk.

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We then made a quick stop at Puzzling World and had fun in their maze and illusion rooms.

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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.

Posted by RTMM 19:48 Archived in New Zealand

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All sounds amazing - so glad you all had a wonderful time in New Zealand - and now off to Australia - soooooo jealous!! That puzzle world looked fun!
What did they charge so much for at an Ice Bar?? cold water? lol

hugs!! love you guys

by Aunt Lynn

Even we not so adventurous types love living vicariously through yours. Can't even begin to imagine all these places except by your wonderful reports. Continue having fun and hopefully enjoying your family. Carol

by Carol B

Sounds like you are still having a great time and learning lots. I bet the kids will really love Australia with all the animals. Kangaroos have always interested me. Keep up the good work and learn lots. Love and miss all of you very much. Give each other kisses from me to you.
Grandma/Mom

by Mom/Grandma

We could have met up...
Debra and I just got back Hong Kong, Macau and Seoul. We should have went to New Zealand and Australia!

by chriskmark

Beautiful country & amazing landscape. Looks like tons of fun!

by NJAyers

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