But the best treat had been saved for last! After disembarking from the boat, we headed over to the nearby airport for a flight on small planes back to Queenstown. We were incredibly lucky with the weather on this trip having clear skies, spectacular vistas and a smooth flight home. I was fortunate enough to land the copilots seat in the front of the plane and thus had magnificent views as we flew over the ice clad mountains of Middle Earth. It was easy to see why Fiordland National Park was chosen for the epic shots of magnificent scenery used in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Trilogies!
All in all, one of the most enjoyable days that I have had in a long time!