New Zealand Wanderings Day 3 – Water


Day 3 of our New Zealand wanderings it has to be said that there was a lot of water involved. From rain to sunshine and water flowing in so many different ways.road-wanaka-lakes-waterfalls-newzealand-2865

New Zealand Wanderings Day 3 – Water

This morning we woke up to more rain. We had rescheduled our helicopter flight for this morning, but it was cancelled, again. That meant we now had a morning with nothing to do.

We decided to head to Wanaka and see what we could find on the way,

The Road to Wanaka

With all the rain there has been water everywhere. The waterfalls are gushing, the lakes are full and there is lots of fresh snow on the mountains.

I’m not going to talk about it too much as I’m exhausted. We spent 8 hours on the road getting here from Franz Josef. It is only around a 3 and a half hour drive, but we stopped at a lot of places that seemed interesting. Some were, some weren’t. Some we stopped to take photos, while others we just drove straight off.

One of the most incredible sites has been seeing the water running down the mountains. It is like there are waterfalls everywhere. We did stop at a couple of waterfalls and the water was so running so fast, that I got that blurred look from hand holding the camera.

There are so many amazing places to see here. It is so different. We have already started talking about another trip back so was can do the things and see the places that the rain prevented us from doing.


In Wanaka now

We are here now and I’m hoping to get the tree. It will be nice to do some long exposures and see what I can get. We are here for a couple of days, so we will have a few chances to see what we can get.


I only have a few photos today. Right now I need to get some sleep, but I wanted to post so you could see where I have been. I am going to put the name of the places in the captions for you.

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  1. I like the Bruce Bay image very much too. I didn’t actually spend time there in 2016. Wanaka is lovely, I stayed there as a base for two days, did the walk up to Rob Roy which was fantastic.

    1. Bruce Bay, well the bit we saw was great. We weren’t there long. Wanaka is gorgeous, especially at this time of the year. I hadn’t heard of that walk, oh well, maybe another time. Thank you Craig.

  2. Wonderful part of the world Leanne. I do hope you stop in and have a well earned drink at the Cardrona Hotel whilst in Wanaka. 🙂

    1. It is Ian, so beautiful. We didn’t stop in at the hotel, I’m afraid, we had to get back to our washing. It looked like a very interesting building.

  3. Spectacular scenery Leanne, especially like the Bruce Bay image!

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