It is with great pleasure that we tell you that deciding on a highlight of our whole tour is very difficult. Every day was a wonderful surprise and incomparable. Jim and I both loved the royal treatment we received each time we went to a new place or needed to be at the airport. It took a lot of responsibility off our shoulders.
This is the first trip we have ever taken where we wanted to stay longer. (On other trips we have been ready to return home after a few weeks.) It was a very special trip.
Of course, NZ is very scenic and surprising. But the places we stayed (Wilderness and Queenstown) gave us treasured opportunities to meet people. Most of them were eager to share and were friendly. NZ folk impressed us with their joy at living. That was contagious.
Mary & Jim Porter
Traveled to New Zealand March 2008