It’s been a while since our last post, but we haven’t forgotten about our blog and you guys! Australia kept us busy and we will eventually share some stories and pictures about it as soon as we get a chance to catch up with our posting activity.
We’re now in New Zealand, enjoying some stunning scenery and travelling across the country in a cosy portable home Soon after having arrived in Christchurch we picked a previously booked rental campervan and so our road trip began. I guess this is the best way to enjoy New Zealand’s most unique features: its landscapes and its natural beauty.
The camper-van was cheaper than we thought and its rental price includes full cover in case of accidents and other inconveniences. Once we can sleep and cook in the camper, we don’t have a lot of extra expenses (apart from grocery, fuel and camper-van park fees) – which helps a lot keeping our budget under control. On top of that we are completely free to make our itinerary day by day and change our plans as we see fit. To complete the package, we also bought a Vodafone USB stick that enables us to connect to the Internet (and therefore to the outside world) as we move from one place to another. We couldn’t possibly ask for more
As our Facebook followers know already, we first drove a campervan in Australia (we did a rental-relocation from Sydney to Melbourne) and we simply loved that experience. Not only is having freedom and flexibility great when travelling, but also Australia and New Zealand have great roads, infrastructures and facilities for campers, which make your life (and your road trip) easier.
We are now exploring the south island and we quickly came to the conclusion that our initially planned 10 days won’t be enough to fully enjoy the spectacular sceneries this country has to offer. Therefore, we might extend our stay by few more days, even though the cold temperatures (the winter is just starting on this part of the world) are challenging us after more than 6 months travelling in the tropics.
Anyway, here are few pictures of some of the places we have seen so far in our road trip. This is just an appetizer as we have the feeling that we ‘ain’t seen nothing yet’ and the best part has to come. In fact, for a start, tomorrow we are going to Milford sound and from the pictures and reviews we have seen, it seems one of the most stunning places in the world. We are also planning to head to the Fox and Franz Josef glaciers after this, which promise to be pretty amazing sights – way ‘more amazing’ than what we’ve seen so far.
We hope to be able to do more posts and share more pictures in the next few days so stay tuned!