really enjoyed the day.the bus driver was so friendly and really knew his stuff about the hunter valley.a great way to learn about the region for first timers to the valley.the lunch was also delicious plenty of food for everyone and there is an option of beer tasting at lunch time for an extra 15 dollars which i would recommend.it was so hot the day we went so bring plenty of water when your having sips of wine during the day in the summer as its easy to get dehydrated.it does take a while to get to the hunter valley from sydney but its worth the travel.the two main wineries we visited were lindemans and mcguigans and stopped for lunch in bewteen.enjoyed the wine tasting they keep it simple and dont over complicate it.
Franz Josef, New Zealand
good introduction to glacier.it was my first time ever seeing a glacier so i was very excited about this trip.our guide was very nice and they have loads of information about franz josef, the heilcopter ride is also cool as you have to fly onto the glacier before walking on it.try not to bring too much stuff with you as they limit what you can bring with you due to health and safety on the helicopter.this trip would suit any age and the walk moderate to easy.wear lots of sunscreen and sun glasses as the glare of sun off ice can burn you very fast,we walked around 12 pm in january and it was very warm.if i get a chance to do any glacier walks again i will probably try something a bit more challenging.all together its excellent value.
Te Anau, New Zealand
excellent day.the bbq bus is a great idea and the bus driver/guide/cook are very versatile.plenty of information about the area and loads of ppictures stops.we were blessed with the weather it had been raining for almost a week before our trip and the day we went it was just perfect.the mirror lakes are stunning as was milford sound.make sure to keep plenty of room on sim card in camera and batteries for it as almost the entire journey is a photograhers delight.the cruise is an excellent way to see all of milford sound.i would def recommend this to anyone who is interested in seeing milford.
Queenstown, New Zealand
the skyline gondola was a novelty for me as i had never been on one before.the restaurant is fairly high up and the view at the top is amazing.the buffet lunch was resonable.you pay for drinks seperatly.the food was ok i am not really a lover of buffet lunches i often find that you eat too much food that is only ok just becuase its there.the restaurant itself is quite large.we were there just before the new year and as all the kids were on hols the lunch time buffet crowd was all families with loads of kids running around.for something a bit more romantic id suggest maybe an evening time dining there.it was still excellent value when you the skyline gondola pass included
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