We decided to take advantage of some cheap flights to the South Island and have a wee roadie. Just four days. This is the sort of thing you can see on a short road trip in New Zealand.
Four easy days driving in the Central South Island. Christchurch, over Arthurs Pass to the West Coast. Night near Hokitika. South via Franz Josef and Fox Glacier, night at Fox for the Lake Matheson early morning shot. South to Haast Pass drive through Mackenzie Country for a night at Twizel. Aoraki/Mt Cook national park is only a short drive from Twizel. On to Geraldine for a night then easy drive to Christchurch and home. Basically this is a reasonably low cost long weekend away. Thursday through to Monday. We are very lucky to live here in New Zealand. Lucky As!
Seriously, the weather though!
Costs? About $200 for two return flights, Palmerston North to Christchurch. Rental car was about $250, Plus about $125 per night on average, motels and AirBnB. Basically about NZD $1000 plus food and drink, Pretty good I reckon.
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You are so lucky to be able to do that! Lovely shots.
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Cheers Livvy, yes, so lucky! East Cape next!
Our cousin Dennis and wife Alison sent me the links.
Absolutely stunning scenery, beautiful lakes,mountains. The night sky would be something to behold. A beautiful country with beautiful people.
Pity about the shit , back in England we call it Liverpool.
Mersey trouts washed up in the New Zealand undergrowth. Nasty ☺️
Cracked it again sandy lovely pics and stole the national radio poetry comp a man of many hats!!Hurry back to northland and talk the ngapuhi into govt. settlement so they can all move forward or southwards instead of backwards I look forward to East Cape trip I only made it to the Cape and went fishing cheers
Cheers Glen, I reckon I’d like retire to Northland, not sure I’m rich enough though. So looking forward to the East Cape road trip next Easter
Really looking forward to visiting Lake Matheson. It really is a beautiful country indeed!