During the past 3 days we’ve driven south from Westport then turned east through Arthurs Pass to make it to Christchurch on the east side of the island. The view from my seat reminds me of the tropics of Hawaii combined with the beaches and forestry that lines the west coast of North America. The last open valley we were in could of been the twin sister of Colorado with the snow kissed peaks and rocky rivers flowing peacefully through it.
Along this gorgeous road trip we’ve stopped at so many different treks, hikes, scenic points, waterfalls, swimming holes, rocks, walks, creeks, caves, camp sites and small towns that i thought i’d just do an entire post on it. The following is a colaberation of pictures along our most recent miles covered.
Caves! We saw a tiny sign that said “Cave scenic walk”, with an arrow that we followed. When we parked there was a group of kiwis getting wetsuits on with gear… Score! Except we had a flashlight, and swim shorts. Probably my favorite hike so far!