A couple more 'Merikins are heading your way! :eek1 The plan: We're arriving in Chirstchurch on March 5 and picking up a Strom from NZBike - because I don't like variety We'll be contributing to the south island's economy over the next two weeks, touring around and hoping for clear enough weather to experience the awesomeness of the Southern Alps - including a flying tour over the one of the most beautiful places on this planet. The plan - Christchurch to Punakaiki via Arthur's Pass Cave rafting! Then to St. Arnaud to Kiakoura Whale watching! to Maruia Hot Springs Resort Luxury and soaking! to Franz Josef Walking around and more soaking to Queenstown Restaurant on the mountain Day trip to Glenorchy (We might spend a second night in Queenstown) to Milford Sound Jucy tour boat on the sound to Tuatapere (if we spend two nights in Queenstown, we'll skip this stop and head over... to Papatowai Cathedral Cave Catlins waterfalls and hikes to Dunedin Spend two days, do the Elm wildlife tour all day, Chinese gardens, local exploring to Lake Tekapo Air Safari over the Southern Alps NZ Earth and Sky if it's clear REALLY if there are southern lights More soaking in the local springs to Christchurch where we turn in the bike, cry a lot about our dream trip coming to a close Arctic center, we hope to do the extra ticket and tickle a penguin That's the plan, a two week figure 8 tour of the island everyone knew was gorgeous and LOTR gave us further proof! We hope to meet some of our Kiwi ADV brothers and sisters while we visit and would love any recommendations and tips to the above plan. Feel free to say hi if you spot us during the first two weeks of March. We'll be on a rental Strom, two up, my coat is hi-viz yellow and her coat is black. Most of our time will be camping at DOC campgrounds and holiday parks.