February 20, 2011
The second New Zealand tour in 2011 is over. It was, once again, a fantastic trip. This country never fails to impress its visitors, the beautiful scenery, relaxed atmosphere and friendly people make it a destination unlike any other. We'll all miss it!
February 15, 2011
Jet boats are a New Zealand invention. The ones screaming up and down Shotover Canyon, right outside of Queenstown, boast 560 horsepower and carry up to 14 passengers. They reach 80 km/h, only inches away from the sheer rock walls of the canyon, and perform 360° spins ...
February 8, 2011
Today the second group in New Zealand 2011 arrived in Napier, on the East Coast of the North Island. It was a warm day that turned into a really hot one by the time we got to Napier. Upon arrival we arranged for cold beer and wine ...
February 6, 2011
After two fantastic weeks our tour from Christchurch to Auckland came to an end today. The Kiwis would say "Bugger", which means "too bad". We had a great time! During the Maori culture show in Rotorua Frank entered the stage to perform the Haka, the traditional ...
February 1, 2011
dramatic views across Lake Wakatipu towards the Southern Alps
January 26, 2011
Today the three craziest guys in the group decided to jump from a bridge. We could convince them to at least attach a Bungy cord to their feet. Check out these pictures!
January 25, 2011
Tuesdy, 8:45 am, Christchurch, New Zealand: the first Edelweiss group in 2011 hits the road. We ride 360 km today, up to the small town of Twizel, and take in some amazing scenery on the way. For some reason everybody seems to be riding on the wrong ...
January 23, 2011
Tourguides Michael G. and Thomas R. are waiting for their group. This is hard work! New Zealand is great!
January 22, 2011
The northern hemisphere is still frozen solid, but here in New Zealand summer is in full swing. I took the GS up to the Summit Road today to enjoy the sea views and the warm breeze. It's great to be here, at the world's most beautiful end, ...