New Zealand - South Island

posted 19 Jun 2013, 22:14 by Heather Wyatt   [ updated 19 Jun 2013, 22:14 by ]
Hi guys! It's been a long time! How are you all and how is summer treating you? What exciting things have been going on in school?

I suppose I ought to start by bringing you up to speed on the rest of our trip in New Zealand. We drove around the island, stopping here, there and everywhere to see the sights. It's such a beautiful country; lots of mountains, lakes and rivers to gaze at. My highlights were:
Kayaking in Abel Tasman (beautiful clear waters and forests - with baby seal pups jumping around the kayak).

Doing my first (and ONLY) bungy jump in Queenstown (134m free-fall into a canyon - terrifying!)

Seeing some of the most beautiful landscapes.

And swimming with 500 dusky dolphins in Kaikoura! They were so fast - but if you made eye contact with them and made lots of silly noises through your snorkel they would swim around you in circles. We also saw a blue whale from the boat (a very rare sight!)

Here are a couple of highlights from the first half of our New Zealand trip too: