Sunday, 24 February 2013

New Zealand – Where did we go?


We are now back in Christchurch, at the end of our trip to New Zealand. We fly back to London tomorrow.

We did 5,009 kms / 3,112 miles, on two clockwise loops on both islands, starting and finishing in Christchurch. This is where we went....



The South Island....
Very few people
Beautiful
Mountains and glaciers
Rugged
Twisty roads
Remote
Lots of sheep and cows

The North Island....
More people
Bigger cities
Flatter
Better beaches
More to see and do
Straighter roads

Recommended? Definitely, it is a great country, with great people!

15 comments:

Arkansas Patti said...

Aww, kind of sorry the trip is over. I have really enjoyed tagging along with you and Jackie. You have convinced me that NZ is a neat place to go. Definitely on my bucket list.

SonjaM said...

Thanks for letting us tag along for this journey. NZ is certainly a country worth visiting. Save travels home.

Roger Fleming said...

Hey Gary you shoulf write a book about it!!!....:)

Trobairitz said...

Wow, that is a lot of driving.

Glad you two had such a great trip. I think you are making everyone want to visit it now.

Geoff James said...

I think Gary deliberately left NZ before we could meet ;-)

Rex J. Covington said...

Looks Like It Was A Great Trip! Fantastic Post! And Thanks For Sharing!

Charlie6 said...

So....when are you going back, with The Leading Ladies? :)

dom

Motorcycle luggage said...

Summing up an awesome vacation. This was a good exposure, even to some of us. I enjoyed the posts from this adventure...

RichardM said...

Wow! I didn't think that NZ was that big. Lot's of miles and and I enjoyed the pictures...

bob skoot said...

Gary:

awesome, we never realized just how big those two islands are.

I keep wondering about Jackie's foot . . . hope she is okay

you always manage to travel to the most scenic places

bob
Riding the Wet Coast

Canajun said...

Gary - Thanks for sharing your trip with us, and safe travels home.

KT Did said...

Next adventure please!....

VStar Lady said...

Wow, you really packed a lot in - in such a short time. Thanks for sharing. (How is Jackie's foot, ready for a rest?)

Gary France said...

Patti – It really is a great place to go see. For us, the South Island was stunning.

Sonja – You are very welcome to tag along whenever you like!

Roger – Nooooo! I need a rest from writing.

Trobairitz – To be honest, it was too much driving, but as we wanted to see much of both islands, we didn’t have much of a choice.

Geoff – That was the plan. Oops, sorry, that was meant to say that wasn’t the plan!

Gary France said...

Rex – It truly was a great trip.

Charlie6 – I’d like to go back and ride there one day, but it is a long way to ship a bike....

Richard – I didn’t think it was that big either!

Bob – Jackie is doing okay. She was back to see a doctor about her foot today. We are fortunate that we are able to travel to nice places.

Canajun – Back home now. Safe and sound. Well, not always sound....

KT Did – Hmmmn. The next adventure is at the end of April, when 12 of us make what is becoming an annual pilgrimage riding to St Tropez, in the South of France. Let’s hope the weather improves by then!

VStar Lady – We did pack it in and really did too much. Jackie’s foot has been resting since we arrived home and is on the mend, thanks.