The Great Outdoors of New Zealand Part I

 

After bidding farewell to Australia, we headed towards our next destination.

 

Our next destination is Christchurch. Christchurch is located in the South side of New Zealand. That was the starting point of my next road trip adventure. 

 

New Zealand is generally divided into 2 major islands. They are the North Island (Te Ika-a-Māui) where the capital, Wellington is located. And the South Island (Te Waipounamu), where various part of the infamous movie series of the " Lord of the Rings" was filmed. If you grow up watching the film series, you would know that the movies contain some of the most beautiful Scenery in film history.  

Last year, I was on the North Islands of New Zealand. That travel has left a strong mark and impression on me because of the immense beauty of it's natural surrounding and the successful co-exist philosophy that people seem to have found with nature. 

This year, I was lucky enough to return to this great country and continue my exploration on the south part of the islands. I will be traveling by car to various places along the South Islands in New Zealand, beginning in Christchurch. Our final destination being Queenstown. However, we will be making a few steps along the way before then. 

 

I have traveled to many places in my life, from North Korea to South Africa. However, no where can quite compare with New Zealand. I hope all my wonderful followers will be able to see this gorgeous place through my lens. 

 

I'm excited to share these experenices with you.  

 

Enjoy!  

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Some of the places we visited along the way... 

 

Lake Tekapo : A small town which we stayed one night on the way to Queenstown. It has an amazing outdoor hot spring. Great for looking at the stars and relaxing during a long trip. 

Peter's Lookout : A great stop if you want a beautiful view of Lake Pukaki.   

Lake Pukaki : This lake is located near Lake Tekapo. It is the largest lake of three ( Lake Tekapo and Ohau. ) 

Lindis Pass : A great drive through the Lindis Vally! I highly recommend this pass when driving through South New Zealand! It is also one of the first russock reserves in New Zealand. 

Farm Barn Cafe : No trip is fantastic without some coffee. We made a stop at this amazing cafe along the way from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo. It is right outside Fairlie. It has a nice view of the fields and outdoor siting. The coffee was obviously wonderful. 

 

Hope you liked Part I of the roadtrip. Part II will be uploaded soon. 

 

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- From Flora