NZ Trip: On the Road, Part 2
Driving back from Te Anau to Queenstown, I spotted scene after scene of New Zealand’s stunning landscape. Here’s an example:
Southern Otago with autumn colors
The massive mountains that enclose Lake Wakatipu rise straight up with no foothills.
The scale of a glacially formed landscape
Passing through Queenstown and heading on to Glenorchy at the northwestern tip of Lake Wakatipu, the lakeside road winds, dips, and rises, giving access to some stunning views.
A stunning view along the lake
The light is constantly changing, giving rise to an infinite variety of scenes, especially with the current spate of storms buffeting the South Island.
A storm over Lake Wakatipu
Finally reaching Glenorchy, I had to turn around and head right back to Queenstown to check in to my hotel room.
A scene in Glenorchy
Since I took these photos, I’ve driven from Queenstown through Wanaka, through the mountains to Haast on the West coast, and up the coast to the Franz Josef Glacier. It may take a while to post the next set of photos as I’ve misplaced a key charging cable. Stay tuned…