Day 21 - Christchurch to Sydney
Trip Start Apr 01, 2007
23Trip End Apr 21, 2007
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I totally enjoyed the whole trip. The experience with the motorhome is one I would definitely do again and would recommend to anyone who hasn't done it before. Just make sure the motorhome is big enough, which ours was! Next time I see a motorhome, or am following one, thinking I wish he would pull over and let me past, I'll remember that we also did that and were as courteous as we could be to other drivers, as I'm sure most motorhome driver are
I agree with Grant. Even as a New Zealander - there probably isn't a country where you can experience such diverse scenery in such small distances. We would love to go back and spend more time in Queenstown and see both the Sounds that we missed. The Autumn colours were beautiful and I think no matter what time you visited during the year the place would be so pretty. The Motorhome was more fun than I thought. It was pretty comfortable and so great not to have to unpack. We just got out, locked it up or pulled over and made a drink or lunch. Even if we had not reached our destination we could have pulled over anywhere. The kitchen and heating runs on gas and electricity. We used the public toilets as much as possible and the camping ground facilities, so we didn't have to spend too much time on cleaning. We would certainly like to do this again down in Tasmania (as I have a link there to a convict great great-grandfather I found several years after we came to live in Australia!!) and sometime later do the North Island of NZ, especially in the south through to each coast which we both haven't seen a lot of - Liz
PS After ALL that eating and drinking we each only put on 2 kilograms - I thought we were pretty lucky....so it's back to our healthy foods and walking routine once again!!!
Also the cat survived...she had a parasite infection and is on the improve so her 9 lives are well and truly used now...she has cost us a fortune!!!
'till next time,
We hope you enjoyed reading about our experiences!!!