25 February 2013

I am going to New Zealand!!!

I have never travelled out of Australia before. I have often thought I might like to go to New Zealand or maybe even Canada, but I haven't really been blessed with the travel bug.

Anyway - Dear Husband had to travel to New Zealand for a week last week for his work, and when he found out he had to come home for six days and then go again, we decided that it would be a good chance for me to go too! I had to make a mad dash to arrange my passport.

His work had lots of trouble finding accommodation for us, as the test cricket is on and everything was booked out. They found us an apartment in Mosgiel, but that sounded too far out of the city for me, being stuck without a car. I managed to find a small studio apartment in Dunedin near the Octogan, and asked them to change the booking.

Husband will have to work for the first few days and then we can have a mini New Zealand holiday! We will be in Dunedin for the first week and then we are travelling by train/bus to Queenstown. I have booked the Hilton in Queenstown. It looks lovely and there is a little ferry across to the city, so should be fun. We hope to do the Milford Sound tour while we are there. Then we travel back to Dunedin and leave from there to come home.

I am super excited! I am so looking forward to the beautiful scenery. That's why I decided on a train/bus, so hopefully we can see lots on the way.

Unfortunately we won't be visiting the North Island, where our dear blogging friend Chris (Diet Coke Rocks) lives.? Maybe next time ........

Dear husband brought me home some spending money for my trip :-)  He forgets I have a credit card ;-)


Zanna said...

Sounds fantastic - but you realise that once you've been bitten the bug will never go away - who cares - travelling is so so much fun. Enjoy!

jen said...

Ohhh enjoy...
My dream is to travel to Canada....but think New Zealand would be 2nd on my list.

Me said...

LOVELY !!!! We went to NZ for our 25th wedding anniversary and had an absolute ball. You should try to get to the Cadbury's factory when you are in Dunedin - it's quite nice to have a look around there.
Have a wonderful wonderful break - I am sure you will love it. If you can't get to Milford Sound - have a look at going to Doubtful Sound - it is also very beautiful.
Take care and travel safely !

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