New Zealand: Start of the Journey

Back in January, Kirsty and I decided that we should leave Scotland for a while and check out another country.  Our choice was New Zealand and exploring it in a camper van was our idea.  We managed to team up with Britz Campervans for a month journey from Queenstown on the South Island ending in Auckland in the North Island.  We picked up our home on wheels for the next month in Queenstown and made our way over to Milford Sound.

We woke up in Milford Sound to a cold, foggy and stunning scene.  A view we have seen numerous times while researching the area however nothing compares to seeing it firsthand.

This fiord has been high on our list for checking out and it never let us down.  You are greeted by huge mountains specifically Mitre Peak sitting at 1,692 metres, stunning however standing on the shore only gives you a glimpse of the vast landscape.  A $100 later and we were out on a boat floating in the shadows of the mass surroundings. 

We headed back over to Queenstown along some picturesque roads to stay at Moke Lake.  The journey was a long one but because we drove it in the dark before we were seeing a totally different scene.

We finally made it through Queenstown in the evening to some stormy weather which made our drive along the farm road to Moke Lake dark, windy and wet. 

We woke up to a hot morning surrounded by mountains which we didn't manage to take in on our wild drive up the farm road.  Breakfast outside prepared us for an 18km ride but not so much the sun burn.

The ride earned us a trip to Fergburger which didn't disappoint.  Next stop is Lake Wanaka for wine tasting and trail riding. 

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