This last week I've spent time in the southern island of New Zealand. I've been there before, and visited places both new to me and where I'd travelled before. I went with my lovely wife Caroline, and our friends Nick and Zoe, spending a week in Queenstown, with an overnight excursion to Milford Sound. The point of the holiday for me was to relax, walk a bit, see some of the most beautiful landscape in the world (and cleanest air and water), and spend quality time with those people I most value.
It's less than 4 hours flight to New Zealand, and we stayed in a lakeside apartment. The view from our apartment was already refreshing.
|The view from our apartment|
|Anniversary couple, Nick and Zoe at Milford Sound|
|AJ Hackett Bungy platform|
|Shotover Jet Boat|
|Caroline giving scale to a hut from the early Chinese settlers to Arrowtown|
|Arrowtown was more than just history, nestled in magnificent scenery|
|It was worth getting up at 5.45 am to get this view of Mitre Peak, Milford Sound|
|Mitre Peak, Milford Sound. Picture postcard beauty|