Wanted to send you a note to say thanks for a great vacation. It was fabulous and very memorable.
Port Douglas was awesome and loved the scuba experience. You did great. The location was great. We were right in the middle of Port Douglas which totally made up for the lack of luxury, and we didn’t spend much time there anyway. The rainforest experience was fun. The 4 wheel drive experience was very good though and highly recommend it. Sydney, Loved the Bridge Climb and the Sydney Zoo! That made the trip worthwhile, as well as the harbor view.
Now, New Zealand, Wow. The St Regis was phenomenal in Queenstown. The view was fabulous, the hot tub was great, the bed and the staff were second to none. That experience was exceptional and the views were stunning. I had no idea the New Zealand was so incredibly beautiful. We did a helicopter fly around and it was spectacular.
Anyway, I loved it, even driving on the wrong side of the road (hah). The glacier and the temperate rain forest was great. I would recommend the hot pools in the neighboring town. We drove there after our morning hike on the glacier and spent the afternoon in the rainforest (raining of course) in a private hot spring in the middle of the jungle, fifty degrees outside and raining. It was quite a memorable experience.
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