Christchurch to Mt Cook

Sunday, March 01, 2015

lake tekapo, lake pukaki, canal, New zealand, Lakes South island
lake tekapo, New zealand, Lakes South island, canterbury
lake tekapo, New zealand, Lakes South island, canterbury
lake tekapo, New zealand, Lakes South island, canterbury
lake tekapo, New zealand, Lakes South island, canterbury, good shepherd church
lake tekapo, New zealand, Lakes South island, canterbury
lake tekapo, New zealand, Lakes South island, canterbury
lake tekapo, New zealand, Lakes South island, canterbury
Canterbury, Christchurch to Queenstown,
Canterbury, Christchurch to Queenstown,
Canterbury, Christchurch to Queenstown,
Canterbury, Christchurch to Queenstown,
lake pukaki, new zealand,


We said hello to 2015 with a roadtrip around New Zealand, beginning two exciting weeks by driving from Christchurch to Twizel in the Canterbury region. If there is any way possible to describe the amazing scenery that greeted us, I would begin by saying in all my years of mindlessly staring at Windows's screensavers, I was finally driving through one. Having just left Christchurch, driving along Lake Tekapo was a humble reminder of all the beauty that we have around us. The lake itself, an extraordinary body of turquoise blue water shimmered from behind rolling hills, dense rows of trees and was surrounded by specks of lupins. On our way, we ended up on a path along the Tekapo-Pukaki canal which although a dead end, was a detour we were happiest to have landed up on.

Next stop came in the form of the Lake Pukaki (shoot coming up!!). We reached here upon sunset and were faced with violent winds and surreal colours. The lake was shadowed by wispy clouds above and glistening mountain peaks below, the effect is beyond words. The other shots you see above were taken on an impulse (#onthego) as we stopped over to see anything that caught attention; cemeteries high up on mountains with an eerily foggy backdrop, coffee stopovers that turned into long walks and of course to feed our narcissism a model shot here and there :P.

After such a long day out and about, we were only too happy to be able to snuggle up on our adorable cottage in the heart of the 'Stargazing district' i.e. Twizel, although the murky clouds above meant no starry nights for us, the cottage with its country feel and rustic decor was a perfect compliment to the beautiful landscape outside. 

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6 comments

  1. This is my first time commenting so I'll be really polite but holy crap, these pictures are stunning! I can't remember when was the last time I saw such gorgeous shots, your photography is amazing! A friend of mine moved to New Zealand and I'm planning to visit her one of these days and seeing your pictures here makes me want to visit even more. xx

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you! Definitely visit New Zealand ! It's beautiful ! But Canada is equally beautiful with its lakes and mountains and apparently scenery is quite similar.

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  2. Breathtaking! Absolutely breathtaking. Your blog is like a beautiful getaway, such a lovely place to spend some time :)

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  3. I’m in love with your blog! It was so interesting to read your posts and also I’d like to say that you have beautiful photos! I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)
    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you took effort to read the content too :)

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