For Christmas we hired a motorhome and travelled around the south island. We started in Picton, crossed over by the Nelson Lakes, then down the west Coast then across the Haast pass to Wanaka, up to Mount Cook, then through Canterbury to Kaikoura.
We had exceptionally good weather. Only one day of rain as we drove north from Wanaka and not a drop on the west coast. A week later and the rain was torrential.
Stunning countryside. A bit challenging being in such a small space with Arturo but we all coped admirably! Unfortunately we were missing Folly as dogs aren't allowed in many of the campsites and all of the National Parks. She was missed.
Gentle Annie's campsite. Lovely. West Coast.
Where Ed picked our mussels for Christmas eve dinner.
Al fresco bath time
Over the Haast Pass to Wanaka
Freedom camping. NYE - Canterbury - nr Oxford.
On the way to Kaikoura