Great Southern Road Trip – pt. 1

A couple weeks ago I embarked on a 10-day road trip from Wellington to Queenstown with friends. The first half of the trip started with an early ferry ride from Wellington to Picton. After lunch and picking up a rental car (upgraded for free – thanks Apex!), we headed on to:

  • St Arnaud (Lake Rotoiti) for a night – in a classic NZ batch
  • Punakaiki (Pancake rocks and blowhole) – which was much more impressive than I had expected, nestled in a West Coast valley with its own near-tropical microclimate
  • one night in a tiny house (with an obligatory composting toilet) – unsurprisingly quite small for four people
  • an afternoon and night in Maruia Hot Springs – experiencing a fancy person “wellness retreat” and delicious dinner, then
  • over a nearly empty (and spectacular) Lewis Pass to Christchurch.

Part 2 of the trip to come soon.

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  1. magnifique photos John-David

    Le mer. 15 juil. 2020 à 12:19, The Alpine Wanderer a écrit :

    > John-David posted: “A couple weeks ago I embarked on a 10-day road trip > from Wellington to Queenstown with friends. The first half of the trip > started with an early ferry ride from Wellington to Picton. After lunch and > picking up a rental car (upgraded for free – thanks Apex” >

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