We boarded the plane home from New Zealand saying yes... we'll be back.
12 days simply wasn't enough to see the whole of the South Island, but we did manage a quick look around Christchurch and down to Akaroa ...absolutely beautiful. Across to the West Coast on the Tranz Alpine railway ... a great experience. Fox Glacier was amazingly good, take a look at the close up photo below. Mount Cook was breath taking viewed over Lake Matheson with brilliant reflections. I knew I'd love Queenstown and I wasn't disappointed and finally Te Anau and a cruise on Milford Sound, a place I've wanted to visit all my life. Milford Sound was awesome the only dissappointment was that even though I had spare memory cards and spare batteries for my camera ... just in case. These items failed to make it into my bag and of course the batteries ran out after just 5 photos of this very special place!
Snow on the mountain tops in the middle of summer ...COOL.
We are already planning our next visit.
I must have had a good time as I didn't even miss patchwork, though I did manage to visit a patchwork shop in Queenstown.