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What's up with New Zealand?

Postby Wayne Harrison » May 8, 2008 1:07 pm

I'm a member of Trip Advisor.com and they just sent out their lists of the top 100 destinations in the World, in the U.S. and in South America.

#1 in the world? Milford Sound, New Zealand
#2 in the world? Queenstown, New Zealand

#1 in U.S. Lake Tahoe
#2 in U.S. Big Sur

#1 in Europe: Rhodes, Greece
#2 Salzburg, Austria
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Re: What's up with New Zealand?

Postby wyandottecaver » May 8, 2008 4:10 pm

uh.. like.. man...haven't you seen lord of the rings :rofl:
I'm not scared of the dark, it's the things IN the dark that make me nervous. :)
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Re: What's up with New Zealand?

Postby NZcaver » May 8, 2008 10:57 pm

Wayne Harrison wrote:I'm a member of Trip Advisor.com and they just sent out their lists of the top 100 destinations in the World, in the U.S. and in South America.

#1 in the world? Milford Sound, New Zealand
#2 in the world? Queenstown, New Zealand

Milford Sound and Queenstown are both very nice. But in the interests of full disclosure, I've seen some places in the US and Canada which rival these "top destinations."

(Says me, currently visiting Jasper National Park.) :big grin:
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Re: What's up with New Zealand?

Postby ian mckenzie » May 9, 2008 2:36 pm

Jasper? Hoist a pint at O'Shea's, then take the Icefield Parkway south; should be gorgeous with all the new snow, as long as the clouds lift. Blows Miford Sd outta the water, and our beer's better too.

In New Zealand, I'd put the karst below Mt. Arthur ahead of Milford...
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Re: What's up with New Zealand?

Postby NZcaver » May 9, 2008 11:54 pm

ian mckenzie wrote:Jasper? Hoist a pint at O'Shea's, then take the Icefield Parkway south; should be gorgeous with all the new snow, as long as the clouds lift.

Thanks Ian. The clouds had lifted this morning and the view was booooootiful. :woohoo: I'll have to schedule another time for that pint. We've already left heading the other way - to Alaska. We drove the Icefields Parkway up from Canmore in that changeable weather a couple of days ago. The Columbia Icefield was all but invisible through the blowing snow, but I can't really complain as we got to see both a black bear and a grizzly foraging right by the highway (and completely ignoring us tourists watching from the safety of our vehicles).

By the way I got to meet a few of your fellow ASS members in Canmore last weekend and early this week. We were playing cave rescue games together with Phil from BC.

Blows Miford Sd outta the water, and our beer's better too.

In New Zealand, I'd put the karst below Mt. Arthur ahead of Milford...

Agree, no comment, and definitely agree (in that order). :big grin:
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