Left in February, 1999 for a trip to New Zealand and landed in Auckland early the next morning. Rented a car there and headed southeast staying at B&Bs(called homestays in NZ) south east of Auckland, near Rotorua, Lake Taupo, Napier and on to Wellington, NZ. Left our car there and took a ferry across to the south island of NZ where we picked up another rental car. Took the west coast road down and through many scenic areas staying at mostly B&Bs along the way(Buller river, Hokitika, a coast road motel, Queensland, Te Anau, Invercargill, Dunedin(2), Akaroa). Then headed east off the coast to Queensland, NZ for Lake Wakatipu-HMSS Earnslow, trout fishing and Dart river excursions. To Te Anau hoping to go to NZ, Fjordland but were rained/fogged out. We went to Dunedin while we explored the Dunedin city area especially the Railway Station-Taieri River Gorge train, Oliveston House and Otago Peninsula. Then to Akaroa east of Christchurch.
Mar 1, 1999