Subject: Re: New Zealand South Island
Hi Harry, and all Ziners interested in So.Is. NZ...

For your grandson I would suggest either a dolphin swim, a seabird boat( Ocean Wings Pelagic Bird Tour http://www.oceanwings.co.nz ) or both. The whale watch boat might be a little tame for him. Both of these are available either directly from Christchurch or via Kiakoura. The Waimak Alpine Jet boat was a little tame imho - definitely geared to the middle aged tourist (I'm 61 btw).

The International Antarctic Centre with it's Windtunnel experience and the Haggelund ride might interest him, too.

For yourselves I can recommend nothing more highly than the Doubtful Sound cruise and Lake Manapuri.

Enjoy! Debby - Israel