New Zealand's Majestic South Island - one of Sam's Exotic Travels
New Zealand South Island is a majestic and awesome place. I was fortunate enough to visit over Easter in 2006. Highlight pics are included in this album - each locale has its own albums with even more pics. Here's where we visited:

1st day - Wellington-Picton to Punakaki via Lake Rotoiti, Carters Beach and Cape Foulwind - arriving well after dark

2nd day - sunrise on beach at Punakaki (plus Truman Trek and Pancake Rocks), Fox Glacier and Hasst Pass (Mt. Cook hidden by clouds) to Wanaka, again well
after dark. Took pictures of sunset on Lake Wanaka and moon over Lake Hawea - but I accidently erased most of the pics of Fox Glacier, afternoon shots and the sunset pics.

3rd day - Sunrise shots of Lake Wanaka from Wanaka - then on to Manapouri (bypassing Queenstown), where I booked a cruise on Doubtful Sound (instead of Milford Sound due to travel times) for the next day and then
spent late afternoon in Te Anau.

4th day - cruise on Doubtful Sound (day) and drove to Cromwell (past Queenstown) for the night.

5th day - up early, bypassing Christchurch to Kaikoura. Stayed across from the beach, 20 km south of town.

6th day - after sunrise, drove through Blenheim to Nelson (sunrise shots there)

7th day - Nelson to Picton for 2pm ferry back to Wellington

8th day - up at 3:30 for 6am flight home
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