After her previous two visits to New Zealand, Dairne was very keen that I should see the country. In 2002, we finally made it. It was only a few months before the twins Harry and Alice were born. We toured the country using a hire car and staying in motels. We found booking in advance was hardly necessary.
It was a hectic tourist trip. We flew down to Christchurch, picked up a hire car, drove down the west coast past the glaciers. Then we visited Fjordland. It was raining (“APD”= absolutely pixxxxg down”), but this meant the waterfalls were at their best. Then back up past Mt Cook. Later we visited Coromandel, a beautiful part of the east coast of North Island, Rotarua, the main thermal area, and visited Dairnes cousin in the Bay of islands. A lot was packed in!
Sadly there is no Log, video or presentation relating to this trip, but there are some impressive photos in the flickr set including