Elvina's in the money....
Trip Start Mar 25, 2011
249Trip End Dec 01, 2011
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The Antarctic Encounter is home to New Zealand’s only sub-antarctic penguins, offering a rare opportunity to see the magnificent birds up close in their icy domain. A unique snowcat ride brings you within arms length of the 80-strong colony of King and Gentoo penguins to watch their playful antics on the snow and their elegant flight underwater.
A walk through replica of Captain Robert Falcon Scott’s Antarctic hut (established back in 1911), complete with authentic memorabilia offers a glimpse at what it was like to live 100 years ago in the coldest place on Earth
You can visit the Stingray Bay for an awe-inspiring look at the giant stingrays, before delving deep into the Underwater World to see the rich variety of species from New Zealand’s coastal waters. Come face to face with sharks, turtles, giant rays and other incredible deep sea creatures on the moving walkway.
While this is quite interesting, its fairly expensive to visit even with the free shuttle bus... the tour took just over an hour and I wouldn't recommend it although it was interesting.. if that makes sense!
After here and with the rain pouring we picked up lunch and headed back to the hotel for a short rest before going out to celebrate our last night as Elvina leaves tomorrow back to the UK...
We start well and head straight to Sky Tower... even though we did this on our first visit we planned to walk across the glass floors and lean against the slanted windows on the highest observation tower.... I am pleased to say both of us did this with ease..
We leave the casino in the early hours.... Elvina after all has to be ready for her flight tomorrow....so chocolate it is... maybe she won't find her passport and end up staying!!! :)