Wanaka to Tekapo – South Island New Zealand Part 3

Here is the last instalment of photos (scenic ones, anyway) from my NZ South Island trip. It was way too short, and I must go back in winter. The lakes are an amazing blue, every corner presents new breathtaking sights, the roads are great to drive on, there are so few people and the sky just opens up. All in all, I really loved the South Island drive, and I can’t wait to see more.

Queenstown to Wanaka – South Island New Zealand Part 2

The second part of the drive was from Queenstown to Wanaka, where the wedding of secrecy was to be held. All we knew was to be at place x by certain time, but the photos here aren’t about the wedding.

As for the drive, the weather was wonderful for this middle part, and the drives were spectacularly awesome. Crown Range Road is one epic drive that makes giants look like hobbits – everything was massive. Not much traffic, great quality road and scenery that was jaw dropping at every corner. I will be back. The car – a Toyota Camera – was really nice to drive, and compared to my last road trip where everything went wrong, this was a dream.

Organ Pipes National Park, Victoria, Australia

Seeing as I had a day off, I decided to head a little out of Melbourne to the Organ Pipes National Park. It has some really interesting rock features, as well as some nice natural bush and wildlife. We saw plenty of birds and wallabys, but there are also snakes, echidnas and wombats – which we didn’t see.

As I am no scientist / geologist, more information is available from the Parks Victoria Website: “The Organ Pipes, a set of basalt columns formed by the cooling and cracking of molten lava”.