New Zealand’s South Island!

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After a ferry trip from Wellington we arrived in Picton on North Island.

South Island’s landscape is even more beautiful than on the North Island.

Marlborough Sound - New Zealand

Picton - New Zealand

To the south along the West Coast

South Island - New Zealand

South Island - New Zealand

We started with Marlborough Sound and Abel Tasman National Park and continued to drive along the west coast to the south.

South Island - New Zealand

The Pancake Rocks were definitely a highlight and our hostel there in the middle of jungle – definitely worth a recommendation (YHA Punakaiki, we spent three nights there).

Pancake Rocks - New Zealand

Pancake Rocks - New Zealand

North Island’s west coast is wild and beautiful. Of course, there are also beautiful sunsets here.

South Island - New Zealand

South Island - New Zealand

The New Zealand Alps

Later we passed the glaciers (Franz Josef and Fox), crossed the Alps to Queenstown. We disliked it, as we didn’t go skiing (too crowded) so we only stayed one night.

South Island - New Zealand

Fox Glacier - New Zealand

Not to be missed: The ‘View of the views’

View of the Views - New Zealand

Milford Sound was amazing, althought it was raining (as it does on more than 300 days per year).

Milford Sound - New Zealand

Back north along the East Coast

Subsequently to Dunedin, New Zealand’s most beautiful city. We spent three nights here.

Dunedin - New Zealand

Dunedin - New Zealand

The steepest street in the world north of Dunedin. Of course we climbed it.

South Island - New Zealand

Moeraki Boulders - New Zealand

On the way up north to Christchurch we passed Moeraki Boulders.

Moeraki Boulders - New Zealand

Check out our small friend.

South Island - New Zealand

In Kaikoura there are countless seals. Unfortunately we didn’t go whale watching. The area’s landscape is stunning, so we spent further two nights here.

South Island - New Zealand

South Island - New Zealand

Later on by ferry back to the North Island. Due to a heavy storm, almost half of the passengers got sea sick. Some (or even many) threw up into the sea. Interesting experience!

South Island - New Zealand

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