The previous reviewers have covered the highlights of the trip so I won't repeat them, suffice to say we were introduced to some of the most spectacular scenery in New Zealand. Cape Reinga was breathtakingly beautiful, there are no words to describe the view as you stand on the hill looking down and around, even photographs couldn't do it justice. It has a very spiritual feel and that feeling has remained with me.
Jason, you were amazing, entertaining, informative, enthusiastic and good company. You certainly knew your history, you are a great ambassador for New Zealand. Loved your stories, your zany humour, most of your jokes :), your sense of fun. Thank you for taking such good care of us, it was a memorable day.
We had taken our granddaughter with us, she doesn't generally travel distances very well but she was fine on this trip. She has even remembered some of your jokes, which I heard her relate to her mother last night. That trip has given her some wonderful memories, and for the three of us, a welcome quake break from Christchurch. This trip should be on everyone's bucket list.