Self Drive Tour of New Zealand’s South Island (Summer 2018)

Self Drive Tour of New Zealand’s South Island (Summer 2018)

What is too follow is my account of 16 full days travelling the South Island of New Zealand, self drive.

I had no idea that New Zealand’s South Island, (an eastern suburb of Melbourne) would have brought me so much adventure, fun, wow moments and wonderful memories. Oh and sore feet not to mention a blister (illustrative only) on my camera shutter button finger.

I travel from Christchurch north to Picton via Hanmer Springs and Kaikoura, then west to Nelson and down the rugged (hardly a fitting adjective) west coast to Franz Josef then the long drive to Queenstown then Dunedin and up the east coast via the centre.

Driving some 3160 kilometres, barely any of which were arduous, walking 150 + kilometres, all joyful and taking far too many photos, if that is possible. Alas, I didn’t drop a gram on the scales!

The scenery, the people, the food, THE DRINKING WATER, the forests, nature and on it goes. All too much for one blog. So, I have written one blog for each day or two and will post them daily from today.

Come with me as I recount what has been a STUPENDOUS journey. A must for any traveler.

and PS, The photos that I use here are more than likely straight from my iPhone, unedited and no filters. My Canon 6d pix will appear in time on our Insta page.

Map South Island New Zealand Self Drive

Map South Island New Zealand Self Drive

 

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These links will be active one day (ish) at a time with the rest of the trip to be added … starting from 2nd Feb 2019.

Christchurch to Hanmer Springs and on to Kaikoura New Zealand

Kaikoura to Nelson Via Picton New Zealand

Nelson to Westport South Island New Zealand

Westport to Greymouth South Island New Zealand

Greymouth to Franz Josef Glacier South Island New Zealand

Franz Josef to Queenstown South Island New Zealand

Queenstown to Arrowtown to Queenstown South Island New Zealand

Queenstown New Zealand

Queenstown to Dunedin South Island New Zealand

Dunedin to Omarama South Island New Zealand

Lindis Pass to Timaru Via Mount Cook South Island New Zealand

Timaru to Christchurch Via Mt Hutt South Island New Zealand