Avalanches Ahead
July 17th, 2003 | Back to Blog Listing
After hitting lots of bad weather on the Southern Scenic Route from Invercargill/Bluff towards Te Anua, we stayed a night in Te Anua in the pouring rain, even losing power for awhile. Without much change in the weather, we headed out to Milford Sound (what we are told is one of the most beautiful places in all of New Zealand). It was about a 120km drive and upon the last 20km, the bridge and tunnel were closed due to extremely high winds and avalanches that had covered the roads. We stopped for awhile in the Hollyford town campsite but ultimately just had to turn around. At least we know where to come back to.

Since forth, we have arrived in Queenstown. I would like to bite some of my words a bit at this point and note that the skiing here looks fabulous. I am dissappointed that we were told Queenstown skiing is so expensive. While the town itself is certainly more upscale than Methven, the ski rentals are actually a little cheaper and the lift tickets the same price. I am pondering doing one last day of snowboarding just to get a feel for the Queenstown mountains.

Photo Gallery Updates:
Due to the slowest internet cafe that exists in the modern world located in Queenstown's Mall, the pictures have not yet been uploaded to the server. They should find their way onto the server sometime tomorrow evening from Dunedin. Sorry for the inconvienence.

Camper Van
Animal Encounters
Larnach Castle
Southern Scenic Route