We were very excited to meet our new campervan to take
us around New Zealand. We decided to splurge and
upgraded to a bigger version of Lily with a toilet and
shower! HE is yet-to-be-named, but sure that will
come to us soon enough.
Hopped in and started the new journey. From the
moment we left Christchurch, we knew we would like it
here. The landscape is more breathtaking than any
place we've been so far. Mountains as far as the eye
can see, snow capped in the distance and greener than
the Grinch at eye level.
Didn't waste any time driving. Put 400K to the first
destination, Omamrama. Stopped at Lake Tekapo with
ice blue water, literally created from glaciers
hundreds of years before. That vision with the
mountains and blue sky behind it could be on the top
10 most romantic spots in the world. Stunning.
We stayed the night in Omamrama. First night in the
new van a success. The last night in Cairns, the long
flights, the long drive and the general lack of sleep
finally caught up with us. We were exhausted! Bigger
bed, nice, warm duvets and we were out like lights in