Legacy Well Spent

In a helicopter from Queenstown and beyond, over Lake Whakatipu and the Remarkables and then down through Milford Sound, The Mail’s John Stapleton is spending his son’s inheritance on New Zealand scenery. Queenstown is: “Dramatic, visually arresting and full of young people,” Stapleton writes. “‘Aspen on Acid’ is how Pete Hitchman described it. Pete is a former Duran Duran bodyguard who gave up his rock ‘n’ roll lifestyle to take old wrecks like us on ten-mile walks through Mount Aspiring National Park. There are so many sensational sights and sounds in the South Island you almost run out of superlatives. Maybe next year we will take another slice out of the son’s inheritance and explore there. Sorry, Nick.”


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