Here's the second and final instalment of my New Zealand travel diary. Out of the 10 countries we've visited this year, I think I have to go as far as saying that this is my favourite. Hopefully from the images below you can see why! Breathtaking scenery, good food and it was the place we met the best people.
Wellington - Capital of New Zealand:
A bowl of coffee and lunch at Fidels - a really cool little cafe, definitely somewhere to check out if you're in the area. We accidentally stumbled upon the Sam Simon Sea Shepherd ship and team (that's a lot of alliteration right there) and took a tour around the boat - superheroes of the sea! Finally, there's a lovely view point over the city and harbour accessed only by a cute, vintage style, cable car.
Just a tiny snapshot of some of the beautiful scenery around New Zealand. The whole country is breathtaking and it's right there, a short walk out of town, or just out of your car window.
Wanaka is a stunning, lakeside town where we met up with some friends we made in Verbier, Switzerland when living out there. Harvey was the head chef in our hotel and an excellent cook as you would imagine! He rustled us up an amazing BBQ on the shore of the lake - a lovely evening with incredible views.
Queenstown: [apologies for the change in image size, my SD card died a sad, sad death. Instagram to the rescue!]
Queenstown is the best. Go up the gondola to the top of the mountain for this view, then check out the luging tracks up there too, if you like flying down a track on a tin tray on wheels. So much fun and it will always get slightly competitive! Another Queenstown essential is Fergburger - the best burger I've ever eaten in my life. I had a 'Chief Wiggum', pork belly, hash brown and apricot chutney. I repeat, Hash brown!
On to Australia:
Leaving New Zealand was sad, but we did get one final view of the beautiful country from up in the clouds. Next stop was Melbourne, then finally Sydney and catching up with Kim!