South Island Stories
Second Half of NZ - List Format
I’ve babbled enough about New Zealand and reading back over my notes, I’ve used the words driving and beautiful every day. So I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking. We did have good eats along the way and since I’m addicted to food, I will briefly mention some of them.
Hike: Queen Charlotte Drive- extreme wind conditions and super w...
Touring the South Island
15th, 16th Nov - Arrived into Christchurch and was immediately hit by a massive temperature drop compared to Oz. The southerly wind from Antarctica is vicious (or maybe we aren't used to cooler weather after such a long time in the sun) Christchurch is known as one of the most English towns in NZ - you can punt on the River Avon and the churches/buildin...
South Island 2
South Island #2
From Te anau we headed to Queenstown, which was absolutely freezing!! It was a nice town nestled in amongst the mountains and lakes, with a definate aspres-ski vibe. We decided not to go skiing as it was the first day that the slopes were opening and it was a Saturday so we figured kiwis from miles around would be descending on the s...
South Island #1
The ferry across was pretty much like a cross channel ferry- not very interesting! But On the South Island it enters through the Marlborough Sounds- making a fifty km journey take 3 hours as it weaves in and out of the fjords. When we arrived in Picton we decided for the first time to brave a cabin in a campsite- and tha...