I can't ride a bike well. Granted I only ride once every few years and only out of tourism necessity.
The last time I was in New Zealand, I played golf in one of Auckland's top courses, the Gulf Harbour Country Club. It was a breathtaking course overlooking the ocean.
Wine Station Blenheim New Zealand is part of the TPOL Down Under Trip Report. Thanks to late night drinking and eating at Raizada, we had to cancel the wine bike tour (rescheduled for the next...
Am I in Montana? I asked that a lot when I was in New Zealand. I first asked it as I was boarding my plane from Wellington to Blenheim.
Some may say argue that a 12 hour layover in Auckland necessitates leaving the airport. Since I was returning to Auckland and since I had been traveling like a madman, I decided to spend my half day in the Air Zealand Koru Lounge catching up on life. The first thing I had to do was get an adapter as New Zealand has the weird crooked triangle outlet that my dated adapter does not support.
You're in for a treat on this flight. I skipped writing another review on the Air China Business Class Lounge Shanghai because it was just as I left it, full of patrons peddling for pasta. Instead, I'm going to focus on the sleekest Dreamliner I've ever flown, the Air New Zealand Black Mamba.
As I discussed, I don't think it's worth 40k Avios for a round trip to New Zealand from Australia. It is better to pay cash for coach and save your points. Still, it was interesting to see what flying Qantas business is like. As a company, Qantas has had a rough time competing with Virgin, the ever expanding number of competitors flying into Australia, and discount carriers.