Great view, not luxe, but tasteful modern/mid century decor.
$16NZD for 1 kg of tasty lamb. That's less than $5USD/pound for quality (not games) lamb. Makes sense for a country that has more sheep than people, I guess.
Tiniest winery we've ever been to - just 36,000 bottles per year. The picture shows the *entire* cellar.
Spirit of Marlborough Cabernet Merlot is such a delicious red wine. Complements meat well, but also can be savored alone.
Lovely grounds, good lunch.
Very enjoyable experience, not to be missed.
White wines smelled so good, but space was more commercial and less intimate.
Rained in the am, so we postponed our charter for the afternoon. $600NZD wasn't bad for a 3hr private boat tour.
Rod, the owner/captain, was very flexible with us and gave us an informative, relaxed tour.
The only negative thing is that we had to get our feet wet in the frigid waters to reach the boat. Not cool.
Below is the famous Split Apple rock.
Took it from Greymouth to Christchurch, after a scenic 4 hr drive from Nelson.
Very pretty and dramatic mountain landscapes.
10 course tasting, in our hotel. $129
Unique and flavorful dishes. Very well-prepared dishes.
So glad we stopped here. The most delicious pies. My favorite was pork belly & apple, other hits were salmon & bacon, and ultimate steak.
There was a nice little playground a block away that the kids enjoyed too.
Great place to stop and stretch the legs.
Great view of Lake Tekapo and the Southern Alps.
Bummed that we would have had to join a tour ($140NZD) to go to the observatory at night though.
Not a lot of options in the area, so we ate at our hotel.
No expectations, and food was surprisingly good, but service was slow (and our server was very confused.)
Good muffin, fluffy scone, and tasty veggie frittata after some windy driving from Lake Tekapo to Queenstown.
Funny feeling taking our 2 year old to the same coffee shop we went to on our honeymoon just over 3 years ago.