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Final days in New Zealand - Arthur's Pass, Castle Hill

Drove from Dunedin through Arthur’s Pass in the centre of the South Island to stay at another Wilderness Lodge.What a glorious part of the country.Braided rivers, more boulders at Castle Hill (I’m getting a bit of a thing about boulders), lovely flora and fauna – really hard to finally leave what must be one of the most wonderful landscapes I’ve ever visited. 57 more words

South Island

West Coast Weekend

A few weeks ago, we had 3 days before either of us had to work; and decided to take advantage of the time off by taking a little road trip. 1,099 more words

Travel

Lake Pearson Campsite: Arthur's Pass National Park

After a long day hiking the Scott’s Track and summiting Avalanche Peak, we found a small cafe and ordered a huge plate of hot chups and a pizza. 122 more words

Camping

Climbing to the Top of Avalanche Peak via the Scott's Track

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: VERY HARD. DO NOT ATTEMPT IF YOU ARE SCARED OF HEIGHTS OR NOT EXPERIENCED.

The wind rocked us to sleep in the campervan at… 879 more words

Adventure

The rain in New Zealand falls mainly on the South Island

We started our next rain soaked day on the west coast by popping into Hokitika centre to see what it had to offer. Given the rain situ we were confined to indoor activities so after visiting the local i-Site (NZ’s national tourist information centre), we plumped for a look at the local jade museum/gift shop/carving show centre type thing and a trip to a glass blowing workshop too. 1,010 more words

NZ South Island road trip - part I: Christchurch to Punakaiki via Arthur's Pass

Why, hello there! It has been a while, and I do apologise, but Mona and I have simply been on the road so it’s been a little hard to keep up. 925 more words