New Zealand Days 10-11: Queenstown

After days of hiking and enjoying nature in Lake Tekapo, Aoraki / Mount Cook, Wanaka, and Fiordland National Park, it was time to hit the city known as the “Adventure Capital of the World” – Queenstown!  Despite its nickname, we actually set up our two days here to be something of a rest.  We bungy-jumped, visited a bird park, rode luges, did laundry, and binge-watched The Murdaugh Murders.

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New Zealand Days 4-5: Twizel and Mount Cook

After a wonderful day in Lake Tekapo, we continued our New Zealand adventure by driving to Twizel. This is a small town a little under an hour away from Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park. We had planned to spend both Wednesday and Thursday hiking at Mt. Cook, but unfortunately on Wednesday it was raining heavily. We opted to spend our rainy day taking a “foodie tour” of Twizel and condense our hiking plans into one day on Thursday.

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