Saturday, January 30, 1999

Queenstown to Wellington January 1999

The route from Queenstown to Picton, via the South Island West Coast is beautiful! The lakes, passes, mountains and coastline are almost second to none. The subtropical rainforest in the south is lush and then the Nikau Palms further north are almost tropical. The Haast Pass is best experienced with some rain - which is likely! The Fox and Franz Joseph Glaciers are an absolute must see. Take your time and enjoy this ride.

Day 1: Queenstown to Wanaka, 59km
Day 2: Wanaka to Haast, 143km
Day 3: Haast to Bruce Bay, 60 km
Day 4: Bruce Bay to Franz Joseph, 88km
Day 5: Franz Joseph to Harihari, 62km
Day 6: Harihari to Hokitika, 73km
Day 7: Hokitika to 12 Mile Bay, 60km
Day 8: 12 Mile Bay to Westport, 49km
Day 9: Westport to Owen River, 109km
Day 10: Owen River to Blenheim, 145km
Day 11: Blenheim to Picton (Wellington), 28km

From Queenstown to...