Friday, February 1, 2013

Goal No. 129 Catch a NZ Trout

Balancing working full time and parenting is always tricky. But school holidays are a challenge. How are you meant to fit four weeks annual leave with the endless amount of school holidays. After a delightful week at the beach, we zipped off for a short adventure to the South Island of NZ.

We collected our car in Dunedin, and then headed along the coast and up into the mountains. The countryside is amazing, but bears a strong sense to home, to the Tasmanian terrain. The first view of Lake Tekapo was a sight to behold after a long drive.

We took a quick dip in the hot springs, which really should be renamed to hot pools given that the rocks were fake and any thoughts of mineral therapy long gone. Next stop was the adventure capital, Queenstown. Here we managed to ride in the gondola up the hill, luge our way around, oh and a bit of an Eco tour of the forest on the zip line. I was slightly worried about this activity, but the nervous giggles were soon gone and replaced with a huge grin. The Haka show was fun, as was the banquet with the awesome dessert bar.

We also found a great sweet shop, ate the best burgers at Fergburger, scored and awesome pie at the Ferg bakery. Our travelling companions headed off for bungy and a shot over jet boat, whilst we took a more sedentary option of a private fishing tour. Our journey was rewarded and I shall tick off the next goal of catching a NZ trout, or actually two of them. More than enough for our BBQ dinner later that night.


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