New Zealand Day 10: South Island

From Franz Josef Glacier to Queenstown

We started our journey by driving along Highway 6; through part of the three million acres of land that form the Westland National Park. Still within the Park, we arrived at Bruce Bay, where we were amazed at the rock art lining the shore. Everyone who stops here is expected to add a bit. A quick stop at Knight’s Point, otherwise known as Arnott’s Point, allowed us to view the coastline. Soon Highway 6 turned inland following the Haast River and it is here where we made a stop at Thunder Creek Falls. At Makarora we stopped for lunch and were amused by the unisex toilet. From there it was on to Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea. Mid afternoon and it was time for a delicious homemade ice cream at Mrs Jones’ fruit store and rose garden. It was interesting to see an English rose garden in such an unusual setting. Finally we reached our destination, Queenstown, where we were to spend the next three nights.

Dalvinius and the Patea Maori Club – Poi E