Queenstown is a vibrant city with a population of about 19000. The morning we left town, we headed straight to Arthur’s Point, the base for the Shotover jet operations. Jetboats are propelled by water drawn from the underside of the boat through a nozzle into a pump jet and expelled from the back. This creates …

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The drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound is about 120 km, about 2-2.5 hour trip. There are multiple places to stop along the way but our plan was to reach Milford Sound without stopping. Our Cruise via Go Orange was scheduled for 9 am which meant we had to report at the terminal at …

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Monday morning was very exciting. We were to take a cruise to one of the most beautiful and pristine places on earth, Doubtful Sound. Part of the protected Fiordland National Park and a World heritage site, Doubtful is less known and visited than its sister, Milford Sound. And that made it a prime target for …

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After parking at the Man Street carpark, we were led by our noses down the steps on the side of the hill to Shotover Street. There were plenty of shops and restaurants but we followed our olfactory senses to the Boliwood restaurant. The place was small, but the food was appetising. Of course, we were …

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The following morning, as sunlight ushered in a bright, calm and beautiful morning, we caught up with the rest of the calls/ emails. Mr. JJ called Jetstar and made changes to our itinerary. We had lost a whole day in NZ, but the new itinerary allowed for an earlier landing allowing us to reach Queenstown …

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The itinerary we drafted saw us flying out of DFW on the evening of Dec 15, 2016 to San Fransisco and then onto Auckland. We were to reach on Saturday morning, Dec 17th and fly into Queenstown on Jetstar. We would collect our rental car and start our 13 day journey across the two islands …

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