We are currently in Queenstown, which is the adventure capital of NZ. The town is lovely, kind of a cross between Aspen, CO, Chamonix France and Lacarno Switzerland. There are mountains on both sides with para gliders flying off the top, and a big lake with lots of sailing.
We have been on the west coast, which is very spectacular, tropical rain forests, with a few glaciers, very unusual.
We were supposed to start a four day hike tomorrow, but unfortunately John's back is in a bad way. We decided it would be smarter to cancel than risk a helicopter rescue in the middle of the wilderness. We are both disappointed, but I am sure will find plenty of other fun things to do. This part of the country is just gorgeous.
We are heading to the Milford Sound area, which should be spectacular also.
Only two weeks to go, the time is flying by.
Here are the latest set of photos: