|Subject: Re: Re: New Zealand|
This Christchurch Nature stay put, are all the sightseeing within Christchurch arranged for you or are you on your own? Christchurch is a fantastic city, many sites to visit and things to do. It is generally flat so walking is generally fairly easy. Our public bus system, except for the weekend is reasonable, but many of the attractions can be reached by walking. Of course this depends where your accommodation is situated. If you want some ideas about what to do while you are in Christchurch, please do not hesitate to ask. It is a pity that Rachel and I will be on our South Island jaunt at the end of November, else we could have met.
Lake Manapouri, in my humble opinion, is a much more beautiful and scenic lake than either Te Anau or Wanaka. I think you will really enjoy a cruise on this lake. Queenstown is very touristy all year round, and reasonably expensive, but well worth a visit. Do not expect to meet many Kiwis, except the ones employed in the tourist business, as many tend to miss Queenstown and visit other areas. Having said that though Queenstown is known as the adventure capital of the world and many come to experience bungy jumping and the flying fox.
>There is a catamaran cruise on
>Should I add two more days to see
You sound like like a young and sensible 71 year old and I know, if you do come, you will enjoy yourself. You travel whatever way you feel the most comfortable with. If you want any further info. on anything do not hesitate to ask.
Regards, Richard Bloomfield.(New Zealand)