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... with it’s turquoise waters and mountains with snowy peaks as a backdrop. Believe it or not while we were riding in the mountains it was snowing and raining again, but the waters in lake Tekapo were actually quite warm.
The view on the lake and the mountains was so beautiful, that we just stopped and stared for a while. The pictures don’t do it justice, but it is something where you can grasp the feeling of ...
... along like mini icebergs in the water, something we definitely didn't expect as we turned the last corner of the track.
Luckily on leaving the Mt Cook village the weather improved with the skies turning blue which meant spectacular views across the lake with the mountains in the background as well as being reflected in the sparkling blue waters.
... hung around waiting for any crumbs. In the end, they were well fed by boys who were not really that hungry anyway. After a few touristy photos, we got on our way again and marvelled at the incredible – no spectacular – scenery on the way to Lake Tekapo. Stopped by the town for a breather and to catch the sight north up the glacier valley towards the alps. Plenty of old and new holiday homes and B&Bs in this town and we got ...
We then headed on the 45 minute journey to Twizel. Several times during the trip, we needed to pull over the side of the road to take photos of the scenery. It was incredible- made even more special by the setting sun.
We arrived in Twizel at around 5pm and picked up some groceries and grabbed a snack. We checked into our very nice motel/chalet, and enjoyed watching tv, reading, and making a nice dinner.
... Sound. Though it was a long trip the drive down was beautiful and then the boat ride once we were there was gorgeous. It was a blessing that we had a beautiful blue sky day and it was definitely worth it. I will let the pictures speak for themselves! The last couple of days I have been back on the road. We spent Friday driving from Queenstown to Mt Cook, the tallest peak in New Zealand at just over 3700 metres. Unfortunately we happened to be there on one of ...