Written by my brother, Sean.
Arthur’s Pass is the highest of the three main passes across the Southern Alps of New Zealand.
The TranzAlpine Train is a world-famous train journey across the Southern Alps of the South Island of New Zealand, from Christchurch to Greymouth. It takes about five hours from coast to coast, but the scenery is never boring.
This is the bridge that bungee jumpers throw themselves off…
supervised, of course.
Jetboat rides on the Waiau River also provide a thrill.
We followed State Highway 7 to Lewis Pass, one of three main passages across the Alps of the South Island.
A forest of beech trees.
Tindall’s Creek Bridge.
At the Spooner’s Range Lookout, there are 360 degree breathtaking views of mountains.
In the central north of the South Island, the rolling hills of the farmland give way to steep mountainsides.
Picton is a small seaside town which serves as the southern hub of the ferry service between the
South Island and North Island of New Zealand. Picton sits at the south end of the Queen Charlotte
Queen Charlotte Sound and the Marlborough Sounds are a series of submerged valleys at the north
end of the South Island. The scenery here is spectacular.