Day 7


This day didn’t go according to plan.  Our noon flight from Rotorua to Queenstown was canceled due to Cyclone Fehi.  We caught another flight at 7 PM, but the pilot executed a missed approach due to weather at Queenstown airport, and diverted to Christchurch.  Tracey managed to find rooms for us at a hotel and two apartment buildings, but our luggage stayed on the plane.  Many, both locals and travelers, had far worse problems that we did - power outages, flooding, closed roads, etc.  Tracey did a great job handling the disruptions, and everyone took things in stride, as seasoned travelers.

February 1