Back in March 2016, we decided to embark on a camping trip in New Zealand’s South Island. We hired a sleeper-van (which is the budget version of the camper-van, with a bed that folds at the back and a built-in cooler, mini cooking stove, and a side tent which was quite helpful especially during the rainy days!). Basically camping challenged everything that we were used to with modern conveniences! Our trip lasted for 10 days, starting from Nelson, travelling south before looping back to Christchurch.
It was our first time camping in New Zealand’s great outdoors. We traveled late in March, so the cool Autumn season was already kicking in. Checking the weather daily was essential, as well as being flexible enough to decide on the spot where we’d camp for the night. It was exciting, tiring, breathtaking, and inspiring. Being immersed in nature- mountains, lakes, oceans, forests, night skies and stars, rain and sunlight- was refreshing to the soul.
Here are some highlights from our trip. I’d like to think of it as having the chance to send you, my lovely readers, some postcards from down under! All photos were taken by my talented partner in crime. Enjoy!