Australia and New Zealand Trip 2014
November 4th - November 20th

Galleries   Flights   Drives   Map   Destinations   Travelers   Hotels   Parks   Tours   Restaurants   Itinerary   Hikes

The Galleries

Gallery 1
Nov 6-7
Sydney, Blue Mountains, Featherdale Wildlife Park
Gallery 2
Nov 8
Sydney
Gallery 3
Nov 9-11
Cairns, Great Barrier Reef, Kuranda
Gallery 4
Nov 12
Queenstown
Gallery 5
Nov 13
Milford Sound
Gallery 6
Nov 13
Queenstown and Farm Country
Gallery 7
Nov 14
Queenstown Hill
Gallery 8
Nov 14
Mount Cook / Aoraki
Gallery 9
Nov 15
Lake Tekapo
Gallery 10
Nov 15
Lake Tekapo Astrophotography
Gallery 11
Nov 16
Waitapu Thermal Wonderland
Gallery 12
Nov 17
Tongariro
   
  Gallery 13
Nov 18-19
Auckland
 

The Flights

US Air
CMH - PHX
1670 miles
November 4
US Ar
PHX - LAX
369 miles
November 4
Qantas
LAX - SYD
7490 miles
November 4-6
Jetstar
SYD - CNS
1220 miles
November 9
Virgin Australia
CNS - BNE
864 miles
November 11
Virgin Australia
BNE - ZQN
1490 miles
November 12
Air New Zealand
CHC - ROT
421 miles
November 16
Qantas
AKL - SYD
1340 miles
November 20
Qantas
SYD - LAX
7490 miles
November 20
American
LAX - CMH
1990 miles
November 20

The Drives

Queenstown >< Milford Sound
November 13, 362 miles
Queenstown > Mt Cook Village
November 14, 165 miles
Mt Cook Village > Tekapo
November 15, 64 miles
Tekapo > Christchurch
November 16, 138 miles
Rotorua > Waitapu
November 16, 23 miles
Waitapu > National Park
November 16, 94 miles
National Park > Otorohanga
November 18, 89 miles
Otorohanga> Auckland
November 18, 121 miles

The Route and Marker Map

 
View Australia New Zealand Route in a larger map including POI markers

Total Air, Land, Sea, Rail Miles: 25,464

The Destinations
W - Wiki

● Australia - W
New South Wales - W
Sydney - W, Leura - W, Katoomba - W, Wentworth Falls - W
Queensland - W
Cairns - W, Kuranda - W
● New Zealand - W
Otago - W
Queenstown - W

Southland - W
Te Anau - W, Milford Sound - W

Canterbury - W
Mt Cook Village - W, Tekapo - W

Bay of Plenty - W
Waitapu - W

Manawatu-Wanganui - W
National Park - W

Waikato - W
Otorohanga - W

Auckland - W
Auckland - W

The Travelers

Scott Kropko (Columbus), Katie Kropko (Columbus)

The Hotels / Lodges / Houses

The Parks

The Tours / Activities / Landmarks

Darling Harbour http://www.darlingharbour.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darling_Harbour

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium http://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Life_Sydney_Aquarium

Hyde Park http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/facilities/parks/major-parks/hyde-park

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Park,_Sydney

Three Sisters   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(Australia)
Scenic World http://www.scenicworld.com.au/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katoomba_Scenic_World
Featherdale Wildlife Park

http://www.featherdale.com.au/

 
Circular Quay

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circular_Quay

 
Sydney Harbour Bridge   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge
Sydney Opera House http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/homepage.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House

Botanical Gardens and Cafe http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Botanic_Gardens,_Sydney
Mrs Macquarie's Chair  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs_Macquarie's_Chair

Sydney Observatory http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Observatory

Milson's Point Wharf  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milsons_Point_ferry_wharf

Great Barrier Reef

http://www.greatbarrierreef.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef
Nautilus Aviation

http://www.nautilusaviation.com.au/experiences-post/reef/fly-and-cruise-sunlover/

 
Sunlover Reef Cruise http://www.sunlover.com.au/  
Kuranda Scenic Railway http://www.ksr.com.au/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuranda_Scenic_Railway

Stoney Creek Bridge   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoney_Creek_Bridge
Barron Falls   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barron_Falls
Kuranda Village and Heritage Markets http://www.kuranda.org/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuranda,_Queensland

Rainforestation Nature Park http://www.rainforest.com.au/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainforestation_Nature_Park
Skyrail Rainforest Cableway http://www.skyrail.com.au/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyrail_Rainforest_Cableway

Cairns Esplanade http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/esplanade  
Cairns Esplanade Lagoon

http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/esplanade/facilities/lagoon

 
Queenstown Gondola

http://www.skyline.co.nz/queenstown/

 
Bob's Peak  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Lomond_(New_Zealand)#Bob.27s_Peak

Homer Tunnel  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Tunnel

Milford Sound http://www.fiordland.org.nz/about-fiordland/milford-sound/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milford_Sound
Mitre Peak   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitre_Peak,_New_Zealand
Lake Wakatipu  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Wakatipu

Te Anau  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Anau

Lake Te Anau  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Te_Anau

Queenstown Hill http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/queenstown-wakatipu/queenstown-hill-time-walk/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenstown_Hill

Mount Cook / Aoraki   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aoraki_/_Mount_Cook
Hooker Valley http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/aoraki-mount-cook/aoraki-mount-cook-village-walking-tracks/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooker_Glacier_(New_Zealand)
Mueller Glacier  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mueller_Glacier

Blue Lake Hike, Tasman Glacier

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/aoraki-mount-cook/tasman-valley-walking-tracks/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasman_Glacier
Lake Pukaki   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Pukaki
Lake Tekapo   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tekapo
Mt John Observatory www.earthandsky.co.nz

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_John_University_Observatory

Sheep Dog Monument  

http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/201/the-sheepdog-memorial-lake-tekapo

Church of the Good Shepherd

  http://www.mtcooknz.com/mackenzie/product/?product=the-church-of-the-good-shepherd
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area http://waiotapu.co.nz/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiotapu
Tongariro Alpine Crossing http://www.tongarirocrossing.org.nz/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongariro_Alpine_Crossing
Waitomo Glowworm Caves http://www.waitomo.com/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waitomo_Glowworm_Caves

Hop on Hop off Auckland Bus

http://www.explorerbus.co.nz/

 
Bastion Point Lookout   http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastion_Point
Mission Bay http://www.missionbay.co.nz/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Bay,_New_Zealand

Mount Eden  

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Eden

The Restaurants

Lime Espresso Sandwich Bar

http://limeespresso.com.au/

Loaves & The Dishes

http://www.loavesanddishes.com.au/

Conservation Hut Cafe http://www.conservationhut.com.au/
Dundee ARMS at Four Points Sheraton  
Benz on York Cafe  
Helm Bar

http://www.helmbar.com.au/

LA Pizza  
Bavarian Beerhouse

http://www.bavarianbeerhouse.net/

Fergburger

http://www.fergburger.com/

Astro Cafe

 
Tin Plate Kitchen and Bar  
Schnapps

http://www.schnappsbarruapehu.com/

Macrocarpa Cafe

http://www.macrocarpacafe.co.nz/

Jack Tar

http://www.jacktar.co.nz/

Dos Amigos Cantina

http://www.dosamigos.co.nz/

The Itinerary

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Columbus, OH, USA

Flight from CMH to PHX (1670 miles)
Flight from PHX to LAX (369 miles)
Flight from LAX to SYD (7490 miles)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

In Air

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Sydney, NSW, Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney
http://www.sydney.com/
http://www.visitnsw.com/

Cab from Sydney Airport to hotel

Darling Harbour
http://www.darlingharbour.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darling_Harbour

Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
http://www.sydneyaquarium.com.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sea_Life_Sydney_Aquarium

Hyde Park
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/explore/facilities/parks/major-parks/hyde-park
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyde_Park,_Sydney

Lunch at Lime Espresso Sandwich Bar
http://limeespresso.com.au/

Four Points by Sheraton
http://www.fourpointssydney.com/

Friday, November 7, 2014

Tour AAT Kings (Viator Blue Mountains Day Trip and River Cruise)
http://www.viator.com/tours/Sydney/Blue-Mountains-Day-Trip-and-River-Cruise/d357-2230S95

Bus to Blue Mountains (64 miles)

Morning tea at Loaves & The Dishes, boutiques and art galleries in Leura
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leura,_New_South_Wales
http://www.loavesanddishes.com.au/

Blue Mountains National Park, World Heritage Site (Natural)
http://www.nationalparks.nsw.gov.au/Blue-Mountains-National-Park
http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/NationalParks/parkHome.aspx?id=N0004
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountains_National_Park
http://www.visitnsw.com/destinations/blue-mountains
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Mountains_(New_South_Wales)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Sisters_(Australia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katoomba,_New_South_Wales
http://www.bluemts.com.au/
http://www.bluemts.com.au/info/thingstodo/threesisters/

Scenic World
http://www.scenicworld.com.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katoomba_Scenic_World
Scenic Skyway across the Jamison Valley, 885 feet above the valley floor
Scenic Cableway and ascend the cliff, views of the Three Sisters, Mt Solitary, Orphan Rock and Katoomba Falls
Scenic Railway, the world’s steepest railway, and descend through a cliff side tunnel to the floor of the rainforest
Walk along 1.5 miles of elevated walkways through the rainforest

Lunch at Conservation Hut Cafe in Wentworth Falls
http://www.conservationhut.com.au/

Featherdale Wildlife Park
http://www.featherdale.com.au/

Boat cruise on Captain Cook, Cruise along the Parramatta River to Darling Habour and Circular Quay under the Sydney Harbour Bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Harbour_Bridge
http://www.australia.gov.au/about-australia/australian-story/sydney-harbour-bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circular_Quay

Sunset Photos from Sydney Opera House, World Heritage Site (Cultural)
http://www.sydneyoperahouse.com/homepage.aspx
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Opera_House

Cab from Circular Quay to hotel

Dinner at Dundee ARMS at Four Points Sheraton
http://www.starwoodhotels.com/fourpoints/property/dining/attraction_detail.html?propertyID=1305&attractionId=15039&language=en_US

Four Points by Sheraton

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Breakfast at Benz on York Cafe

Botanical Gardens and Cafe
http://www.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royal_Botanic_Gardens,_Sydney
http://www.botanicrestaurant.com.au/

Mrs. Macquarie's Chair
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs_Macquarie's_Chair

Sydney Observatory
http://www.sydneyobservatory.com.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Observatory

Darling Harbour

Lunch at Helm Bar
http://www.helmbar.com.au/

Sydney Ferry to Milson's Point Wharf for night photos of Sydney Skyline, Opera House and Bridge
http://www.transport.nsw.gov.au/content/sydney-ferries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sydney_Ferries
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milsons_Point_ferry_wharf

Four Points by Sheraton

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Cab from hotel to airport

Flight from SYD to CNS (1220 miles)

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cairns

Cab from airport to hotel

Great Barrier Reef, World Heritage Site (Natural)
http://www.cairns-greatbarrierreef.org.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Barrier_Reef
http://www.greatbarrierreef.org/

Nautilus Aviation Helicopter Flight over Great Barrier Reef
http://www.nautilusaviation.com.au/experiences-post/reef/fly-and-cruise-sunlover/

Sunlover Reef Cruise on Moore Reef
http://www.sunlover.com.au/
Glass Bottom Boat, Semi-submersible, Underwater Observatory, Snorkel
Return boat ride with stop at Fitzroy Island

Dinner at LA Pizza

DoubleTree by Hilton
http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/queensland/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-cairns-CNSDCDI/index.html

Monday, November 10, 2014

Kuranda Scenic Railway Day Trip from Cairns
http://www.viator.com/tours/Cairns-and-the-Tropical-North/Kuranda-Scenic-Railway-Day-Trip-from-Cairns/d754-2570KRPS
http://www.ksr.com.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuranda_Scenic_Railway

Bus from Hilton to Freshwater Station

Kuranda Scenic Railway
Freshwater Station
Barron Gorge National Park
http://www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/barron-gorge/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barron_Gorge_National_Park
Barron Gorge
Stoney Creek Bridge
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoney_Creek_Bridge
Barron Falls
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barron_Falls
Kuranda Station

Kuranda Village and Heritage Markets
http://www.kuranda.org/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuranda,_Queensland

Shuttle from Kuranda village to Rainforestation

Rainforestation Nature Park
http://www.rainforest.com.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainforestation_Nature_Park
Army Ducks
Koala and Wildlife Park
Dreamtime Walk introduction to Aboriginal and Islander culture including boomerang throwing, spear throwing and didgeridoo playing
Pamagirri Aboriginal Dancers

Skyrail Rainforest Cableway (7.5 kilometer gondola with 2 stops at Barron Falls and Red Peak stations, boardwalks and scenic look-outs)
http://www.skyrail.com.au/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skyrail_Rainforest_Cableway

Bus from Gondola station to Hilton

Dinner at Bavarian Beerhouse
http://www.bavarianbeerhouse.net/

DoubleTree by Hilton

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Breakfast at Coffee Club
http://www.coffeeclub.com.au/cairns-esplanade

Cairns Esplanade
http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/esplanade
http://www.cairnsesplanade.com/

Cairns Esplanade Lagoon
http://www.cairns.qld.gov.au/esplanade/facilities/lagoon

Lunch at Grill'd Cairn
http://www.grilld.com.au/menu/cairns/

Cab from hotel to airport

Flight from CNS to BNE (864 miles)

Cab from airport to hotel

Comfort Inn and Suites Northgate
http://www.northgatemotel.com.au/

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cab from hotel to airport

Flight from BNE to ZQN (1490 miles)

Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand
http://www.queenstownnz.co.nz/
http://www.queenstown.nz.com/
http://www.newzealand.com/us/queenstown/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenstown,_New_Zealand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Otago

AVIS Rental Car

Dinner at Fergburger
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fergburger
http://www.fergburger.com/

Cab from dinner to hotel, hotel to gondola

Queenstown Gondola
http://www.skyline.co.nz/queenstown/

Bob's Peak
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Lomond_(New_Zealand)#Bob.27s_Peak

Cab back to hotel

Heritage Hotel Queenstown
http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/heritage-queenstown

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Milford Sound Day Trip on Jucy Cruise, Mitre Peak, Homer Tunnel
https://www.jucycruize.co.nz/milford-sound-day-trip/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milford_Sound
http://www.fiordland.org.nz/about-fiordland/milford-sound/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitre_Peak,_New_Zealand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homer_Tunnel

Bus to Milford Sound (181 miles), Southland

Lake Wakatipu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Wakatipu

Te Anau
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Te_Anau

Sheep, Cattle and Deer farming country

Fiordland National Park, World Heritage Site (Natural)
http://www.fiordland.org.nz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiordland_National_Park

Lake Te Anau
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Te_Anau

Eglington Valley

Cruise Milford Sound, travels the length of the fiord to the Tasman Sea stopping by waterfalls and seal colonies

Bus back from Milford Sound (181 miles)

Heritage Hotel Queenstown

Friday, November 14, 2014

Breakfast at Heritage Hotel

Hiked Queenstown Hill, Views of Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu, The Remarkables mountain range
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/queenstown-wakatipu/queenstown-hill-time-walk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenstown_Hill

Drive to Mount Cook / Aoraki (165 miles), Canterbury, New Zealand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canterbury,_New_Zealand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aoraki_/_Mount_Cook
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Cook_Village
http://www.mtcooknz.com/
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/national-parks/aoraki-mount-cook/

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, World Heritage Site (Natural)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aoraki/Mount_Cook_National_Park

Hooker Valley Track, Mueller Lake, Mueller Glacier View, 3 swing bridges, Hooker River, Aoraki/Mt Cook, Hooker Glacier
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hooker_Glacier_(New_Zealand)
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/aoraki-mount-cook/aoraki-mount-cook-village-walking-tracks/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mueller_Glacier

Blue Lake Hike, Tasman Glacier View
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tasman_Glacier
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/canterbury/aoraki-mount-cook/tasman-valley-walking-tracks/

Aoraki Court Motel
http://www.aspencourt.co.nz/aorakicourt/

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Breakfast at Hermitage Hotel
http://www.hermitage.co.nz/

Drive to Tekapo (64 miles), Canterbury, New Zealand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Pukaki
http://www.tekapotourism.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tekapo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Tekapo_(town)

Mt John Observatory
www.earthandsky.co.nz
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_John_University_Observatory

Lunch at Astro Cafe

Sheep Dog Monument
http://www.teara.govt.nz/en/photograph/201/the-sheepdog-memorial-lake-tekapo

Church of the Good Shepherd
http://www.mtcooknz.com/mackenzie/product/?product=the-church-of-the-good-shepherd

Walk around Lake Tekapo

Dinner at Tin Plate Kitchen and Bar

Astrophotography at Church, International Dark Sky Reserve

Parkbrae Estate
http://www.parkbrae.co.nz/index.html

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Drive to Christchurch International Airport (138 miles)

Flight from CHC to ROT (421 miles), Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

Avis Rental Car

Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Area (23 miles)
http://waiotapu.co.nz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waiotapu
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Champagne_Pool

National Park (94 miles), Manawatu-Wanganui
http://www.nationalpark.co.nz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Park,_New_Zealand

Plateau Lodge
http://plateaulodge.co.nz/

Monday, November 17, 2014

Tongariro Alpine Crossing
http://www.tongarirocrossing.org.nz/
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/central-north-island/ruapehu/tongariro-alpine-crossing/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongariro_Alpine_Crossing
http://www.nationalpark.co.nz/home/tongariro-alpine-crossing-information.html

Tongariro National Park, Dual World Heritage Status (Natural and Cultural)
http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/national-parks/tongariro/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tongariro_National_Park

Mangatepopo Valley, Soda Springs, South Crater, Red Crater, Emerald Lakes, Central Crater, Blue Lake, Ketetahi Hut, Ketetahi

Dinner at Schnapps
http://www.schnappsbarruapehu.com/

Plateau Lodge

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Breakfast at Macrocarpa Cafe
http://www.macrocarpacafe.co.nz/

Waitomo Glowworm Caves (89 miles), Waikato
http://www.waitomo.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waitomo_Glowworm_Caves

Drove to Auckland (121 miles)

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
http://www.aucklandnz.com/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auckland

Dinner at Jack Tar
http://www.jacktar.co.nz/

CityLife Auckland Hotel
http://www.heritagehotels.co.nz/hotels/citylife-auckland

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hop on Hop off Auckland Bus
http://www.explorerbus.co.nz/

Bastion Point Lookout, Michael Joseph Savage Memorial
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastion_Point
http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/parksfacilities/premierparks/Pages/michaeljosephsavagememorial.aspx

Mission Bay
http://www.missionbay.co.nz/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_Bay,_New_Zealand

Lunch at Dos Amigos Cantina
http://www.dosamigos.co.nz/

Mount Eden
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Eden

CityLife Auckland Hotel

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Flight from AKL to SYD (1340 miles)
Flight from SYD to LAX (7490 miles)
Flight from LAX to CMH (1990 miles)

The Hikes

Hike 1: Queenstown Hill, Distance: 5.05 miles, Ascent: 1807ft, Descent: 1807ft

Hike 2: Hooker Valley, Distance: 6.7 miles, Ascent: 1274ft, Descent: 1274ft

Hike 3: Blue Lakes / Tasman Glacier, Distance: 0.7 miles, Ascent: 309ft, Descent: 309ft

Hike 4: Tekapo Domain, Distance: 3.4 miles, Ascent: 311ft, Descent: 311ft

Hike 5: Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Distance: 12.2 miles, Ascent: 2894ft, Descent: 4111ft


 


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