Canterbury and Pelorus – South Island Road Trip part seven

We couldn’t see Aoraki/Mt Cook from the West Coast, so decided to try our luck from the east.  We couldn’t have chosen a better day!  Again, we were flying through the east of the South Island.  I demanded a night at Lake Tekapo to see the stars (and hopefully some aurora… but again it was elusive).  Through to Christchurch where we were blown away by how little seems to have been done, some three years since the earthquakes.  For the last three days of our trip, we spent in a tiny cabin surrounded by native bush in Pelorus.  Heaven.

And finally, after 4500 km we returned to Wellington.  The most important question:  is 3 1/2 weeks enough to really see the South Island?  No.  But it is enough to figure out where you want to go back.

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