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Spring is Springing | Canterbury Trails
Guided Small Group Tours of New Zealand

Spring is Springing

Spring is Springing

I have just returned after a 6day tour starting in Queenstown and finishing in Blenheim via the west coast. I had such a wonderful time with these guests and we were lucky enough to have pretty decent weather the whole trip even at this time of year. We spent the days exploring the west coast and doing walks to many waterfalls, Franz Josef Glacier face and Lake Matherson, stopping for some well needed coffee at the iconic Cardrona Hotel. On one of the days the ladies needed a little retail therapy and the weather was a bit drizzly so we spent a little extra time in the small art and crafty town of Hokitika which is also my home town, where they got a wee private guided tour of the carving studio at Westland Greenstone by my high-school buddy/greenstone carver Devon, we watched the glass blowers doing their interesting and fascinating job, and had a good chat with the talented Charlotte Breeze (whom by the way has designed jewelery for the Game of thrones, tv series) and has some beautifully amazing work in Ocean Paua. Sunset, Punakaiki
Before leaving we had lunch at Stumpers cafe which is truly scrumptious and filling. We arrived in Punakaiki at about 4pm and were greeted with the Sun shining so we decided to do the walk around the pancake rocks and blow-holes. It was so warm and to top the evening off there was a beautiful sun set. I love this time of year the days are starting to getting longer again, the weather is warming up, there are blossoms and daffodils, but most importantly there are so many cute little lambs everywhere. Yay, Spring is springing. Little lamb

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