The holiday was fantastic. We got 3 days skiing in – Coronet Peak (in the fog), The Remarkables (a beautifully sunny day) and Cardrona (sunny but windy so a -12C wind chill factor). We loved it.
The Regent was a great hotel. We only had dinner there once (which was very good) but had pudding there every night after having dinner elsewhere. The helicopter ride was great as not only did we do White Island but also landed on the top of the old volcano at Mount Tarawera (I think that’s how is spelt). They gave us the impression it wasn’t part of our booking – so if not it was a real bonus.
We also did lots of geothermal sites and went to the Polynesian Spa in town – which was very relaxing.
The zip lining was fun. The guides were brilliant. Also very informative. Lake Taupo was also great. We loved the walk and the boat ride. Carys caught a large rainbow trout which the hotel cooked beautifully for us.
The Millbrook was lovely. We enjoyed Queenstown and Arrowtown. And obviously the skiing was the highlight for Carys. We got a Fergs Burger – delicious. Lake Tekapo was great (and the journey there was beautiful).
Finally Christchurch was lovely. We wandered round to see the container mall and the cathedral ruins. We had a great meal at cook’n with gas.
Thank you very much for organising. It was a wonderful holiday. We will definitely be recommending Lightfoot to friends.