It was finally time to leave the hostel, having enjoyed our time there it was time to move on. We headed south in search of somewhere to stay within reasonable driving distance. We'd been told by the tourist information that for the majority of January we might struggle to get onto campsites as most of the month is holiday period for the Kiwis.
Rachael drove as Tom had had a little too much to drink the night before, Tom slept most of the way and a couple of hours later we arrived in Timaru. The site was really full but there was space on an overflow field at the back of the site. There wasn't much there but it was a nice little seaside town, which probably would have looked much nicer had it not been raining. We visited the 99th instalment of the annual fair and grabbed a little shopping. The campsite owner, a guy originally from Yorkshire, was really helpful and gave us a hand with the route planning for the remaining 10 days in the south island.