31.01.2006 18 °C
Beautiful and dramatic. Especially in the South Island. Islands, mountains, rolling hills, glaciers, cascading rivers, fjords and golden coastlines.
Ocean mammals mainly such as sealions, seals, sperm whales and dolphins. Birds included keas and an eagle I nearly ran over.
Wellington was coolest mainly because they had put some sort of free festival type thingy in the middle of it while we were there. Auckland had a nice waterfront. Christchurch was just shite.
Most of the beaches were good but those at Abel Tasman National Park were amazing.
The bungy swing was scary but nothing could beat the sky dive. Nothing.
The road to Milford Sound was just amazing with the landscape dramatically changing all the time.
Speights Ale is one of the best beers I've ever had, while the rest was pretty standard fayre. The wine was pretty good too.
Once agaain reggae is the music of choice, in particular dub and roots. Check out Fat Freddy's Drop for a good example.
Only not having enough time to see and do more.