A bit disappointing.... but they had run out of possum pie at the bushman's cafe!! Jack ended up having a 'bambi burger' (just venison i guess!!) and i had a wild venison pie which was delicious! There were some wild deer in the garden there aswell.
We drove to Franz Josef and arrived at about 3.30pm. We booked our trip to go up the glacier and chose the half day cos it was a bit cheaper, but we still got 5 hours so it was good. That night, we went out with some friends from the hostel and took advantage of the free soup they put on at 6.00 every day - although its not as good as mums soup!!!
The next day we weren't climbing until 12.30 so we had a lie in. We got to the place and they kitted us out with climbing boots, crampons (spikes that attach to your boots so you can walk on the glacier) a really groovy bumbag (or fannypack as some americans like to call it...) to hold the crampons, and a waterproof jacket. The weather was pretty good but it was really really cold! It started to snow a little bit on the way up too! The climb wasn't as hard as i thought it was going to be, i guess cos we had to take our time and stop a lot so that the guide could make sure the route we were taking was safe. We got back at about 5.00pm, and went back to the hostel for more soup! I decided to take a hot spa, but it wasn't very hot so didn't stay in for very long!
The next day we drove to Wanaka. It is a lovely place, but all of the hostels were full!!! So we called ahead to Queenstown and ended up staying there for the night. The hostel was good (also did free soup!!) and we met a lot of nice people. We just basically wandered around Queenstown all day yesterday - it's a really nice place, but it is very expensive to do anything, and since we weren't skiing we decided to leave this morning. Last night we went out for a pizza and some drinks which was nice as we've been pretty good at making all our own meals so we thought we'd treat ourselves! It was also the last night we saw Joni so thought we'd have a good send off.
This morning we got up and started the 300k drive to Dunedin. It wasn't too bad, the road wasn't too wyndy and we got here about 3.00pm. We're staying here for 2 nights, tomorrow we're going to the Otago Peninsula to hopefully see some penguins and sea lions!