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    Trail of Discovery!
with Ron Laughlin - the Guru of NZ Travel

The adventure continues with our flight to Christchurch, pick up our Jucy rental car

​​​​​​​​and off to the beautiful interior of the South Island, the Mackenzie Country.............

​​one of my top choices to visit but first the "do not miss" Antarctic Centre.
See what it is like in the Antarctic plus visit the best display of little blue penguins...........




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​​​​​                             A quick stop at the giant salmon at Rakaia  that represents New Zealand's quality river salmon​ fishing


​​​​​​​then south on route one with the Southern Alps dominating the view west. 
We take the interior route through Geraldine and on to the Mackenzie Country. Usually like to stop in Geraldine but today we must hurry on​.........

                                                         Along the roads the colourful lupins were still in bloom.


​​​​​​​​​​Our first stop was at Lake Tekapo​ where the robin egg blue coloured glacial water always provides such a pleasant view with the old stone church sitting on the edge fo the lake and the statue to the ever faithful hard working sheep dog.


        welcome  to the Mackenzie Country

​Next.............on to an exciting part of the Lake Tekapo scene - Tekapo Springs
Matt the manager loves Lucy
..........and Lucy loves their coffee!!
Great restaurant by Lake Tekapo
and be sure to take the plunge on the Trippo! - the world's largest inflatable waterslide!!!!
                Rachel loved it!!!
and they provide great massages
Check out Mt John
win a free night's stay