The Secret Diary of Adrian Petford Aged 39¾

Three weeks to go…

Posted in Before,New Zealand and Australia 2011 by Adrian Petford on July 11th, 2011

It’s more than a little unsettling to think that exactly three weeks tonight, I’ll be jetting off on my next epic adventure. So much (still) to do, so little time!

I’m still trying to get a grip on some definite plans for my New Zealand tour. On Chris’ advice, I’ve decided to drop Queenstown as it’ll be the height of ski season so accommodation will be severely limited and at premium prices. Also weather may be a major factor in getting around down there. Could be snow! If you’re not a fan of the white stuff, Queenstown shows itself off much better in summer.

At the moment, I’m thinking of spending a few days in Napier, then heading south to Wellington, crossing to the South Island and then travelling down the east coast to Kaikoura for whale watching. I’m looking to stop in Blenheim on the way back to visit the Omaka Aviation Heritage Museum, then back over to the North Island and heading back to Auckland, probably with a stop or two on the way. That should take care of my two weeks on the road nicely!