Fun times on the South Island

I've been traveling the south island with my parents for the past few days; so far we've made it to queenstown. The highlights have included: buying pants that will last me the rest of my life, driving off-road go-karts with my dad, walking through a bonsai house, parent-financed beer and wine, seeing a few paddlers run Nevis Bluff, a Class V+ monster, staying in wonderful accomidation, and wandering wonderful Queenstown.

It's been a good time, and the mode of travel is much different than the bus/hostel/on-the-cheap style that I've become acostomed to.