Thursday, 30 January 2014

Lake Tekapo to Dunedin

Penny and John set out early to drive to the summit of Mt John but found the road didn't open until 9.00 so they explored a little before they could drive to the top.  Alan and I headed to the Church of the Good Shepherd and explored the peninsula before the church opened.  We got in before the hordes arrived fortunately.  We had an interesting chat to the lady on duty and learned lots of interesting facts.  The church was built by donations from people from a range of denominations and they all have a say in how its managed.  The Presbyterians have run services for the last 10 years and now its the turn of the Anglicans.

We met up with Penny and John and set out at 10.00 and headed south past Lake Pukaki where we got great views of Mt Cook.

We continued south over Lindis Pass and stopped for lunch by Lake Dunstan (we got chased out by a controlled burn).  We headed east from Alexandra and hit the coast at Palmerston before heading on to Dunedin, where we're safely settled in a caravan park for the night.

It was a very scenic drive today and we enjoyed the varied countryside we drove through.


  1. Thanks for the updates. Looks like great touring judging by the photos - enjoy!

  2. Great pics. Glad you are enjoying the trip. xxxx