Our road trip around South Island - the stats: No. of kilometres covered: 2, 079 No. of days on S Island: 10 No. of hitch hikers picked up: 2 No. of 'flat whites' drunk by Maggie (per day): 3 (NZ has the best coffee in the world!) No. of packets of mentoes bought by Owen (per day): 3 No. of dead possums seen on road: 20+ No. of possums we ran over: 0 No. of times we stopped to take photos of snow capped mountains/deep gorges/turquoise lakes: 100s! No. of...
Maggie and Owen's Kiwi Journal
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Our first day on the South Island has been bathed in hot sunshine and serene tranquility. This place is SO QUIET it's almost eerie! And it has a completely different climate to Wellington - we got sunburnt today, and I was really regretting leaving my shorts in Auckland. The ferry crossing was one of the best moments of our trip so far - we saw dolphins! There was so much to look at as we left Wellington harbour (bathed in a blood-red sunrise) through its narrow...