Thank you so much for writing. I'm sorry you didn't get to Milford Sound and weren't able to go for the "adrenalin" escapades, but I'm loving the things you did get to do and the way you write about them.
I hope jet lag is kind to you. I had killer jet lag when I came back from Aus/NZ. But the experiences and the photographs were certainly worth the trouble.
I hope you can find Mac's Gold Lager here at home!!! One description I found of it said that it "is the oldest and most popular of the Mac's range. Brewed in New Zealand, Mac's Gold has a light fruitiness with hints of citrus and sweet malt. The subtle mid palate bitterness of the hops is balanced by a smooth, delicate caramel sweetness that leaves a crisp finish and refreshing aftertaste."
Yum! and welcome home!