We made the drive from Lake Tekapo to Christchurch today. This drive was not all that spectacular. The landscape was pretty flat. The weather was very good and we made good time and were able to check into our hotel early.

We found some lunch and then went walking around the city center. I’d forgotten that Christchurch was hit by an earthquake in 2011. They are still restoring the Christchurch Cathedral and the repairs look like they will take another several years.

Chistchurch Cathedral Restoration

Chistchurch Cathedral Restoration

We fly home tomorrow and we’re looking forward to being home. We’re tired after logging well over 3,000 miles of driving. It has been an amazing trip.

All photos can be found on my Flickr page by clicking



New Zealand Day 21 – Lake Tekapo To Christchurch

One thought on “New Zealand Day 21 – Lake Tekapo To Christchurch

  • March 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    Man oh Man did this bring back fond memories of my hiking trip to NZ this past Nov. 2016. I really enjoyed reading about your trip and all the spectacular photos. I was only on the South Island and followed a similar itinerary. I hope to return about a year from now.

    Next is Ireland this June and I look forward to snooping around your pics of that destination too. What a life you have! Thanks for sharing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.