Hey guys....apologies for lack of update in the past week or s, we have been super busy! Think the last blog was in Wellington before Chris' birthday so will go from there:
Wellington - we went on the Lord of the Rings tour north of the city which was interesting (if a little geeky!), got to see rivendell, minas tirith and helms deep to name a few. When i say 'see' them what I actually mean is a big hill or quarry where the filming was done! The guy taking us around brought his faithful laptop so we got to see scenes which made it all come to life a bit more! We had a shop around Wellington and looked in the big museum there 'Te Papa', also went to a nice brewery for a slap up meal to celebrate Chris getting old!
Nelson - splashed out on a really nice place to stay here (luxury!!) had a look around and visited the Abel Tasman National Park - absolutely beautiful scenery and we got to see seals on the rocks, pretty cool!
Greymouth - nothing to say about here, bit of a dump really but was a break from driving!
Franz Josef - had a great couple of days here, meant to be heli-hiking but weather just not good enough so we went on an awesome half day hike climbing the front of the glacier.
Queenstown - arrived yesterday afternoon and already been white water rafting and jet boating this morning! Great fun!