The rain continued to pour and the temperature continued to drop. We plied along Milford Road carefully and given all the time we could afford, safety always comes first. It was a rather uneventful drive, as the fog enveloped and visibility continued to drop. But the drama slowly unfolded as temperature finally hit freezing point and the rain droplets started to turn to snow! As we inched towards The Divide, more snow piled up on both sides of the road and suddenly, it’s winter wonderland!
Tongariro Alpine Crossing is located in North Island and it is part of Tongariro National Park. It is New Zealand’s oldest national park and a dual World Heritage area. Means this park has a deep Maori cultural references and stunning volcanic structures. This park also houses three active volcanoes – Tongariro, Ngauruhoe and Ruapehu.
I thought it would be kind of waste not to make some videos along our journey in NZ so I actually got myself a tiny but powerful video camera – GoPro HD Hero. Armed with all the right accessories, I took quite a number of videos and here they are… some of them which IContinue reading
Click here for the NZ executive summary and other posts. Day 13 Christchurch to KL * Slight drizzle greeted us on our final day in NZ. Unwillingly, we dragged our luggage to the car, and drove around the city looking for breakfast. Vic’s Cafe I did not plan anything on this day. I felt ifContinue reading
Click here for the NZ executive summary and other posts. Day 12 Hanmer Springs to Kaikoura to Christchurch Point A (Starting point) = Hanmer Springs Point B = Kaikoura Point C = Christchurch * It was a really chilly day with the sky, all cloudy and gloomy. We hit the road as early as possibleContinue reading
Click here for the NZ executive summary and other posts. Day 11 Greymouth to Hanmer Springs Point A (Starting point) = Greymouth Point B = Punakaiki Point C = Hanmer Springs * 2 more nights left until our scheduled flight back to reality. After our epic glacier hike, it was time to seek something differentContinue reading