West coast and Arthurs Pass to East Coast
Trip Start Jan 19, 2006
332Trip End Jan 19, 2007
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Then drove further north to Truman Track to see the cove there which was also lovely. Back to Greymouth - another NZ metropolis and had lunch with Rochelle while picking her brains for what we should do for the rest of our trip which was v helpful
We then decided as it was such a nice day to head over Arthurs Pass - the scenic road that cuts across the south island towards Christchurch. Was a beautiful drive up the valley and past snow capped mountains etc. We stopped for a walk on the way to Devils Punchbowl falls but only Dave managed it as it was a very steep walk uphill and my legs still hadnt recovered from the heli-hike. Arthurs Pass is well worth doing if you are heading this way at all - there is also the Trans-Alpine train that goes the same route I believe.
Got further than we planned and parked up at Leithfield Beach campsite where we cooked a lovely meal with fresh veg ( a lot easier in a kitchen than with a single gas burner!)