With Love, South Island NZ

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!

13131739_10101280385524140_7776006899684185533_o

Lake Rotoiti, St Arnaud

13173113_10101280957812270_743342124431977594_o

Kiwi roads ❤

13087148_10101280958166560_5262488931871890902_o

South Island’s West Coast

13131650_10101280958820250_944375193611372107_o

Jackson’s Retreat Holiday Park

13123366_10101280958396100_8823105692330951576_o

Pancake Rocks, Punakaiki

13131030_10101283224514780_3842185744524007571_o

West Coast Tree Top Walkway, Hokitika 

13173597_10101282437881200_5929591141751779029_o

Hokitika Gorge 

13166021_10101284943714490_3322851938881296416_n

Clay Cliffs, Oamaru

13220516_10101286259502640_1299395200892013256_o

One of the swing bridges in Hooker Valley 

13147301_10101286259462720_3621028412942570843_o

Hooker Valley walkway

13131674_10101284943360200_1418710042825476026_o

Franz Josef Glacier

13173535_10101284943909100_2786141484962886001_o

Aoraki/ Mt Cook National Park

13233152_10101294746843940_4300365815142457197_n

Church of the Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo

13268060_10101294747118390_6255544401766954465_o

Lake Tekapo at sunrise

13235384_10101291431043830_5472693830122153881_o

Mt John Summit 

13115948_10101294747662300_3546521531413415762_o

Christchurch Earthquake Memorial- 185 Empty White Chairs

13268538_10101294748071480_466011804276073291_o

View on the way to Akaroa, Banks Peninsula

13254542_10101294748106410_6731772347503801671_n

Akaroa Harbour

13243868_10101295719839050_6639580789450844189_o

Akaroa Lighthouse

13301267_10101295720442840_8580350613587461326_o

Akaroa beachfront

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s