Touring down the Inland highway, Christchurch to Queenstown.

After arriving in New Zealand, I spent a couple of days in Christchurch sorting out a car. After getting that done, I headed off to the Rangitata river and through the Inland highway to Queenstown. Had a great drive with a mixture of clear blue sky’s to freezing weather and snow. Spent the night at Lake Tekapo and woke up to find all the mountains covered in snow, also the car. It still started well, from there drove off to have a look at Mt. Cook. Arriving at mid-afternoon to get sorted with work at Queenstown rafting. Have been busy for the past couple of weeks finding a place to live, doing trips on the Shotover and Kawarua rivers, as well as hitting up some sweet creeks in the area. Enjoy the photos from this trip.

Inquisitive cows and sheep at a roadside station.

Lake Tekapo after a night of light snowfall.

Crossing over a pass on the way toward Mt. Cook.

The Honda Shuttle, fresh snowfall, kayak loaded, ready to head off.

Looking out toward Mt. Cook(just right of centre).

The Shuttle somewhere on the Inland highway.

Looking out toward the Remarkables Mt. Range off the front porch of my house. Queenstown and Lake Wakatipu in the foreground.

Paul Button and myself drove out to Glenorchy to check it out. This is the view from the little Getty across Lake Wakatipu.


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