The West coat drive along the South Island is AMAZING! Every corner on the very windy road has a stunning view of the coast or of mountains or both. I have passed loads of unspoilt lakes and the weather has been very much on my side so far with just one day of grey.
Today I am on the Frans Josef Glacier, tomorrow I go to Wanaka via the mirror lake and then Queens Town on Saturday. I’m doing a lot of driving, but not usually more than five hours in the day and averaging four days driving a week.
I had a call from the travel agent in Auckland, all my Antarctica tickets have finally come through, so I will pick them up on my return. In less than a month I’ll be at the bottom of the world.