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 <-Back  SOUTH ISLAND  Christchurch    Mt Cook    Dunedin    Queenstown    Milford Sound  Franz Josef    West Coast

NORTH ISLAND   Waikanae (Wellington)     Rotorua     Coromandel Peninsular    Auckland

Mt Cook, the highest mountain in NZ,  12,200 feet

Milford Sound

On snow field next to Franz Josef Glacier

The NZ portion of the trip was a rental car and ferry tickets plus the flight from Cairns AUS to Christchurch NZ and the flight home from Auckland.  NZ is about the size of Colorado, but is about 1000 miles long and thin.  We booked a rental car for 11 days on the South Island with Hertz. We returned the car at Picton and took the ferry to Wellington on the North Island, where we got another Hertz car for another 9 days.  We departed Auckland on December 14 at 7:40 pm and arrived in Los Angeles at 10:30 am, on the same day.  We lost a day going over but gain it back on the return. Another fun filled 11 hour trip.  We stayed with Russ for 2 nights and returned home on December 16. 

The map on the right shows the approximate route where we traveled.  

Day 1, November 25 2008, Christchurch

Day 2, November 26 2008, Christchurch, Bank Peninsula

Day 3, November 27, 2008, Christchurch

Day 4, November 28, 2008, Mt Cook

Day 5, November 29, 2008, Dunedin

Day 6, November 30, 2008, Queenstown

Day 7, December 1, 2008, Milford Sound

Day 8, December 2, 2008, Queenstown

Day 9, December 3, 2008, West Coast, Franz Josef

Day 10, December 4, 2008, West Coast

Day 11, December 5, 2008, Waikanae (Wellington)

Day 12, December 6, 2008, Waikanae (Wellington)

Day 13, December 7, 2008, Waikanae (Wellington)

Day 14, December 8, 2008, Rotorua

Day 15, December 9, 2008, Rotorua

Day 16, December 10, 2008, Coromandel Peninsular

Day 17, December 11, 2008, Coromandel Peninsular

Day 18, December 12, 2008, Auckland

Day 19, December 13, 2008, Auckland

Day 20, December 14, 2008, Fly Home

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