Saturday, March 15, 2014

The Southern Adventure....Part 1

Hi I'm back from my Southern Adventure.  We had an awesome two weeks... split into two different holidays.  Our first week was with Peter's brother and some of his friends on the Otago Central Rail Trail and then the second week, just the two of us travelled up the island, heading from Dunedin on Sunday to reach Nelson by Friday.

The first half was really fun.  I did not do the biking, but went by car with another couple as support crew!  We started in Queenstown on the 1st March.  I didn't take into account that it might have snowed on the hills surrounding Queenstown and it was COLD... We had rain as well which I hadn't planned on!  Still we managed to do a few fun things...walked around the lake edge, went up on the Gondola and had a few Luge rides.  And then did an awesome safari up the Dart River which included a bus ride, a beech forest walk and a jet boat ride. 

Here are a few pics from Queenstown




and some from our Dart River Safari.  We past lots of sites where The Hobbit was filmed and even got to see a Giant's chair






Doesn't Peter look just like a Hobbit!  And the one of him coming out of the tree.... it's all hollowed out inside.  Just incredible. 

Hope you enjoy seeing these pictures.  I'll share some more over the next week. 


12 comments:

joy said...

Love the pictures, Dawn! So glad you had a good trip.

Lin said...

Love seeing these beautiful places, Dawn, thanks so much for sharing! I missed you!

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful land we live in! Looks as though you had an awesome trip.
Blessings
Maxine

Greta said...

Must have been a fabulous 2 weeks, Dawn--love seeing your pictures! Can't imagine a luge ride--bet that was a kick!

Kim Hall said...

Fabulous photo's Dawn, glad you had a wonderful trip!

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CinnamonSally said...

Great to see all the photos Dawn, so pleased you had a fabulous holiday!!

Arlene said...

Sounds like lots of sight-seeing and that's usually lots of fun.

Monika Reeck said...

A sweet Photo in the chair Dawn hihi makes me smile..great Photograpf and I think you have much fun there...welcome back to blogland dear Dawn...hugs

Arlene said...

Some great photos!

Barb Ghig said...

So sorry for my late post...Love seeing all of these beautiful photos, Dawn! Especially of you and hubby in the chair...so fun!
Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I don't expect to travel to so far anytime soon, so I really enjoy seeing your photos!

Dotty Jo x said...

Fabulous pics! I'm not jealous at all!!! Jo x