Posting by Barb:
It was on to Queenstown via the highest paved highway in NZ, the ‘Crown Range’. The road wound, and twisted its way up the mountainside to a height 1080
meters. That wasn’t high enough for us. We parked the van and hiked for
another 250 meters to a spectacular, very windy height with a 360 degree view of the valley and Queenstown.
The downhill trek in the motor van included many, many switchbacks witch confused our GPS into thinking we were constantly doing u-turns. In Queenstown we met up with Mary and Doug, also vacationing from Thunder Bay and Pete and Melissa who are living in the Whangarei Heads. We had a fine meal in their beautiful, rented apartment. The next day we made our way to Teanau where Caroline and Vic did an overnight cruise in Doubtful Sound.
There was only 2 available spots on the ship Tutock II so Dennis and I could not go. We did a side tour of the Power Station instead and had a night to ourselves at Teanau.
Dennis and I will probably sail to Doubtful Sound in the future.