So I have just returned from a short two week getaway in New Zealand’s scenic South Island. We rented a car in Christchurch and used an itinerary from blogger In A Faraway Land. It was a pretty quick trip to fit in all the beautiful places we wanted to visit and were incredibly lucky to have perfect sunny weather for almost the entire trip, meaning that we didn’t miss out on any of the main things we wanted to see.
This itinerary was a great way to see some of the main natural highlights of the South Island, involving some different walks/hikes of varied lengths and intensities. Some of my main highlights were staying in the Mount Cook National Park and particularly the drive there, the town of Wanaka and nearby Roy’s Peak (pictured above), and Fiordland National Park where we cruised the famous Milford Sound and trekked up to the stunning Lake Marian. I’ll try to make some more posts about each destination and share some of my photos in the coming weeks but this was just a quick summary to finally get this blog up and running!