Saturday, 1 December 2012


Next day was a massively long trip over to Doubtful Sound. Coach then boat across one lake to where the hydropower stations is, then coach over the pass, then cruise on the Sound. A beautiful and majestic place, misty, shear cliffs with many waterfalls. We went along the winding fiord out to the sea, spotting some little penguins.
We had a day to explore Queenstown - a beautiful spot on a lake reminiscent of the Swiss Alps, did a great walk up the hill behind the town, seeing quite a few birds.
Next we had a coach ride then train ride to Dunedin on the east coast. The train was a heritage train along the Tarieri Gorge. Dunedin is a town which grew very rich through the gold rush, we admired some impressive buildings and the botanical gardens. The museum was good yesterday on a wet afternoon.
Now we are back in Christchurch and due to fly out to Australia tomorrow afternoon! We hear there is a heatwave there...

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