On the road again

Hiking Richmond and Nelson was amazing, but there are so many beautiful things to see in NZ, so instead of continuing on TA to walk on roads we went on a road trip, hired a car. Quite a change in traveling for me. First time to drive on the wrong side of the road. I managed to keep to the wrong side almost all the way!

On the road trip that lasted me for more than two weeks i saw:

Christchurch, where we started with good burgers and local craft beer.

Mount cook and Tasman glacier, big!

Tasman glacier, big

Tasman glacier, big

A lot of ice around mount cook

A lot of ice around mount cook

Queenstown, amazing ice cream and yoga by the beach

Glow worms in Te Anau

Dunedin, nothing much to see on a Tuesday haha

Glenorchy and Kinloch, yummy breakfast at the cafe

Pancakes, bananas, bacon, maple syrup, mascarpone cheese. More is more

Pancakes, bananas, bacon, maple syrup, mascarpone cheese. More is more

Keas and beauty on the Routeburn track

Kea flashing on the Routeburn track  

Kea flashing on the Routeburn track  

Waterfall on Routeburn track  

Waterfall on Routeburn track  

Milford sound, almost kayaking. Cancelled just as we got into the kayaks.

Milford sound, from boat

Milford sound, from boat

Cheese and wine and festival in Arrowtown / Gibbston Valley

Say cheese 

Say cheese 

Unsuccessful sunrise ascent of Ithmus peak in Wanaka (covered in clouds, slept in, ate brunch. So worth it)

After this massively overwhelming amount of activities I tried to go back to the trail from Christchurch. Aiming for mile crushing the last 800km or so..