Aug 27-Sep 05 -
Yet another holiday that flew from conception to fruition in a very short space of time. We had been wanting to explore the South Island for quite some time - prior visits had seen us constrained to the city centers, more or less. This time, when the opportunity presented itself, we managed to find some cheap flights and a cheap rental car, and drew up a rough iinerary of places we wanted to see.
Special thanks go to Heather and her flatmates in Christchurch; Verity in Dunedin; and Greg & Kathleen in Queenstown, all of whom were good enough to allow us a bed and a roof. If it weren't for you, our going would probably not have been feasible.
|Godley Head, near Christchurch|
|To Dunedin via Lakes Tekapo & Pukaki, Benmore Dam, Oamaru|
|Port Chalmers & Aramoana, near Dunedin|
|Taiaroa Head & Sandfly Bay, near Dunedin|
|To Queenstown via Nugget Point, Catlins, Slope Point, and Bluff|
|Arrowtown, Coronet Peak, Glenorchy & Paradise|
|Te Anau, Hollyford Pass, Milford Sound, and Manapouri|
|Haast Pass, Jackson Bay, Gillespie Beach|
| Lake Matheson, Fox & Franz Josef, Okarito, Ross,
Shantytown, and Greymouth
|Punakaeki, Tauranga Bay, Westport, Reefton, Arthur's & Porter's Pass|