Kiwi Adventures – Days 9 & 10
Day 9 was a very wet grey start for the drive across the island from Greymouth to Christchurch. The route took us through Arthur’s Pass National Park which should have presented us with some amazing views – sadly due to low cloud and rain the visibility was poor, so just a handful of photos from the morning.
The ditches along the road on the outskirts of Christchurch were lined with these red flowers. No idea what they are but there were so many I imagine they must be a wild variety.
Reaching Christchurch by mid afternoon we decided to go onto the peninsula and across to Akaroa for our final night.
This township and large harbour was once a french settlement and still has many signs of the french influence.
An overnight improvement in the weather revealed a different view of the harbour and allowed for a few more photos on the final part of our adventure.
I was really pleased to get a closer view of some of those elusive Black Swans.
So back to Christchurch to return our Motorhome and fly to Sydney. We were really sad to leave New Zealand and were amazed at how much we had seen but at the same time, how little of the country we had managed to cover.
A great excuse for a return visit!
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