Our 5 day Southern Scenic Route adventure! (Day 1)

Trip Start Sep 01, 2010
Trip End Jun 18, 2011

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

So we left Milford today and to take on the Southern Scenic Route. In New Zealand they have lots of routes set up which give tourists the chance to get to know a certain area better because they sign post you to all the interesting bits along the way and have lots of stops en-route. As is pretty obvious the Southern Scenic Route skirts the southern edge of the island, from Milford in a semi-circle around to Dunedin on the opposite side. It is also one of the quietest roads in New Zealand, your lucky if you see another car once an hour! In the tourist info centre they had given us a map with all the stops and immediately we were a bit dubious... one the main stops was a paper-mache model of a big shell. But since we had a few spare days and not much money left we decided to give it a go and off we went, fuelled with a packet of Hubba Bubba and not much else.
Day 1) Our first day was pretty rubbish in all honesty. We drove straight through one of the towns without even noticing it because it was that small, stopped off to see some 'internationally significant wetlands' which looked suspiciously like a large pond and went to see New Zealand's biggest suspension bridge, which was sooo big I think I could have jumped over it with my eyes shut. To top it off we drove out 30 kilometers on a crappy gravel track to get to the campsite only to find out it was closed and we ended up staying infront of the lake down the round. Hmmm... not exactly filled with hope for the rest of the week!
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