From Wanaka through Glacier Country and up into Nelson, we're finally out of the Fiordlands.
05.01.2009 - 05.10.2009
We realized that the trip will soon be over and decided to make our way out of the mountains and over to the Tasman Sea, we spent some soggy days on the West Coast doing day trips through Arrowtown, Wanaka, Hawea Conservation park, Glacier Country (Franz-Josef Glacier AWESOME ) and Paparoa National Park. Updated the Flickr site so there are a few new ones on there. Nothing too eventful to report :o) We just finally made our way into Nelson, a funky and artistic town about the size of Corvallis but is actually pretty big for a town around here, and will be exploring the area by bike tomorrow. We have the marvelous campervan
for another 10 days and then its 5 more in Christchurch settling everything up before we head out. But before all of our sad goodbyes to New Zealand we will be doing one more track big track here... The Abel Tasman, just north of Nelson. Its all coastal so it can also be kayaked (very cool) and it should be about three days starting with yet another water taxi (hooray). Can't wait for the track, we'll be posting pictures soon...
Oh yeah, and Ev hears back from his job interview with the WA conservation people on the 14th so fingers crossed :o)
nicole and ev