Travelling Highway 6, New Zealand

Our journey took us beside Lake Wakatipu

From Invercargill, we travelled with Brian and Avis to Arrowtown, on Highway 6, surrounded by stunning views everywhere we looked. Our mountainous route hugged the shore of Lake Wakatipu, and climbed the Devil's Staircase, as we headed for the Crown Range. The road was too steep and narrow to stop to take photos, but fortunately the powers that be had provided two safe places to pull over. Our first stop was the Devil's Staircase Lookout.

Brian, Avis, and David beside Lake Wakatipu at Devil's Staircase Lookout

The higher we climbed the more magnificent the view

Our next stop was the Crown Range Lookout, with a bird's eye view of the countryside.

Which ever way we looked, the view was beautiful

As we continued on our way, our route took us through the Cardrona Valley, an historical area dating from New Zealand's gold rush era.

I just had to stop and take this shot of the Cardrona Hotel, 
with its vintage car, permanently parked outside.

Even though it was summer, there was still snow on the mountain tops

What a journey we had. New Zealand is an amazing country, with unique scenery. It should definitely be on everyone's bucket list.

Elizabeth Coughlan

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