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Rutherford Hotel, Nelson
Jump on a water taxi to scoot to the best walking in the middle of the beautiful Abel Tasman National Park
Looking south over Torrent Bay, Abel Tasman is as stunning as you dare to hope
One of the many tidal rivers that the Abel Tasman Coastal hike crosses
Summer views up valley from Mount Cook Village towards our highest peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook (3724m)
Aoraki/Mt Cook Alpine Lodge is close to cafes, as well as the trail heads
A typical run-and-grab lunch (with fine tablecloth!),  Mt Sefton's icefalls behind
Crossing the Matukituki River before heading up to the Rob Roy Glacier view point
Tea and pancakes (hot cakes) with the help of the remarkable 'natural flames' in Murchison
Crossing the Alps from west to east before we head south to Mt Cook
Castle Hill was an important meeting place and food gathering area for early Maori people.
Walk the paths across the gantries and high limestone arches to view blowholes at Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki,
Nikau palms give the West Coast rainforest an almost tropical feel
Walking up to Hooker melt-water Lake with Mt Cook in the distance
The 'stairway to heaven', after 2200 steps you've earned a breather to enjoy the views across to Aoraki Mt Cook
New Zealand fur seal colony at Cape Foulwind; hmmm indeed!
At the top of the hill and looking west to the summit of Aoraki/Mt Cook
Sealy Tarn, damned by a lateral moraine long ago in the last ice age (18,000years BP)
High above the lake at the base of the Muller Glacier
'Elevenses' and a rest after the steep climb up Muller ridge to Sealy Tarns, Mt Cook views
Lake Wanaka from Edgewater Resort
Boat Milford Sound
Kepler Track
Gondola-land! Nothing prehistoric about Queenstown's nightlife now though
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