Travelling in NZ post-Covid right now is rather pleasant! there aren’t hordes of tourists, camper vans or buses on the roads which makes a pleasant change, but it is still early days and it’s just fantastic to be back on the road showing off our beautiful country to our international guests!
The Gloria Drayer group consisted of ten women who were visiting from New Mexico as part of a yoga retreat. The majority of them wanted to spend as much time in nature as they possibly could.
Highlights in the North Island included a sunrise tour up Mt Eden, a bushwalk in the Waitakere Ranges, visiting a Gannet colony and taking a swim in the Tasman Sea on a hot spring day at a wild west coast beach.
Highlights in the South Island saw the ladies exclaiming over our spectacular mountains, lakes and scenery in the Queenstown area. Day trips to Glenorchy, Cromwell, Wanaka and Arrowtown helped fill in time on the wet weather days. The ladies saw some of our native birds on a Lakeshore Forest and Bird guided walk plus saw Fiordland Crested Penguins, Fur Seals, Dolphins and a whale on their overnight Real Journeys cruise on Doubtful Sound.
Most visitors to our shores are also pleasantly surprised to discover that Kiwi’s are big “foodies”. Some exceptional meals were had at Orbit in Auckland’s Sky Tower and most memorably at Queenstown’s Public Kitchen…best Pavlova dessert ever!
I can’t wait to guide you around my beautiful country!