More of our New Zealand travels, November 2019
Having flown for 28 hours, it was good to arrive ( flying Manchester, Dubai, Sydney, Sydney to Queenstown) With two hour stops at Dubai and Sydney, there wasn’t much hanging about and all went as smoothly as it could. I concluded that a kind of ‘shut down’ of the brain was required, I couldn’t concentrate to read, so I watched a lot of film, TV and listened to podcasts, the £25 noise cancelling headphone were a godsend, than you Mrs B for the tip.
I’ll have to grab the photos of our planes decent into Queenstown off Mr Uphilldowndale’s phone. What a way to arrive.
It’s not hard to see why our boy has fallen in love with this place.
The following day we had breakfast at the Waters Edge Hotel, the first of many memorable meals of the trip. NZ does food, coffee and wine with aplomb.
Tom drove us out to Mount Aspiring National Park, it wasn’t long before we were forging through fords and on unsealed road, that were altogether less potholed than than the A roads we’d left behind in Derbyshire .
It was positively Alpine
But with attitude, this looks like a high octane way to spend your weekends, jet boating.
And relax, the adventure, months in the planning has arrived.