Day 34 : Mount Cook (aka There & Back Again)
Late late night last night and an early early start – this’ll be interesting 😀
I’ve reached the last full day of my New Zealand adventure. Mount Cook is today’s destination. I hear it’s one of the major highlights of the South Island & thanks to Andy driving me to Queenstown I had a few hours left on my InterCity Flexipass to blow on the trip!! 😀
Couldn’t have got a better day to end things with too. Slight chill in the air but perfect blue skies and the scenery en route to Cook is probably some of the best I’ve seen so far!
Who remembers ‘Shrek the Sheep’?
Well he lived between Queenstown & Mt Cook which was a cool little nugget of info I didn’t know.
Mount Cook was probably the best way to sign off this holiday. Again I won’t be doing it any justice with mere words so here’s some stunning photos I took.
Next time I come to New Zealand I think I’ll stay here for a week 🙂
I caught up with Phillip for the last time before making sure I was all set for the trip back home. What a laugh he is! Always smiling – love it!!
Tomorrow I grab a lunchtime flight back up to Auckland then at night I travel on to Shanghai then London followed by a cracking little 4am train ride back to Carlisle where the journey began over a month ago.
I’ve got heaps of photos and videos from the last month so I’ll try cobble together a brief 1-2 minute YouTube thing from it all over the next couple of months.
Thanks to everyone who joined me on my travels here. Writing these little blog posts has been a great way to keep a track of everything I’ve done – I’ve also got credit card receipts for that 😀
Maybe it’s inspired you to visit this beautiful country some day – any questions you have or feedback at all I’d love to hear it 🙂
COMPETITION TIME :
What was the name of the crossing on the North Island that broke poor Michael?
Fire in your answers below and I’ll pick a winner at random 🙂 The winner wins a little slice of New Zealand. Mystery Prize klaxon!!!