The last 5 weeks on the South Island we took our “White House” not only to the major but also secondery roads. We sometimes felt being the only ones in this country. From Milford Sound we drove along the South Coast and then drove up the East Coast where we stayed in one of our favorite small towns: Omara. Its a cosy, authentic town with historical buildings, nice art galleries and breweries. What was amazing there is that we could see the Yellow Eyed Pinguins. We had to wait 3 hours and were very cold but it was worth waiting and seeing them walking on the beach after a long day fishing, very cute!
Then we crossed the the island via the Arthurs pass to the westcoast and its crazy how the nature changes every half hour and also the weather does.
The last 3 days we did Couch surfing at Marcela and Carlos place in Christchurch. This amzing colombien couple welcomed us to stay with them for 3 nights. After one month sleeping in the car we really enjoyed having a bed, a good shower and a proper kitchen. We even succeeded in making our first bread, yammmy!!
Now we are in the north, discovering that part of island!
Enjoy the pictures!!!
Emi and Patrick