Bicycle Touring New Zealand (2013-14)

In late 2013 and early 2014 I spent 5 weeks in New Zealand, about 3 weeks of which were spent riding my bicycle down the West Coast of the South Island and camping/hiking along the way.

New Zealand Local Beers

New Zealand Local Beers

 

View from the cockpit

View from the cockpit

 

Making friends with the local Kea's (Fox Glacier)

Making friends with the local Kea’s (Fox Glacier)

 

Mount Hercules, the first mountain pass

Mount Hercules, the first mountain pass

 

Packed on the bike (Lake Paringa)

Packed on the bike (Lake Paringa)

 

Bunking down after a big day (Lake Paringa)

Bunking down after a big day (Lake Paringa)

 

The mountains crying after a big downpour south of Haast

The mountains crying after a big downpour south of Haast

 

South of Haast. Swiss Tomas with his full pack (including surfboard)

South of Haast. Swiss Tomas with his full pack (including surfboard)

 

I was travelling light in comparison

I was travelling light in comparison

 

Our Lady of the River (Jacobs River)

Our Lady of the River (Jacobs River)

 

Haast Pass

Haast Pass

 

Haast to Makarora

Haast to Makarora

 

Makarora to Wanaka

Makarora to Wanaka

 

Wanaka

Wanaka

 

Impromptu sidewalk maintenance session (Wanaka)

Impromptu sidewalk maintenance session (Wanaka)

 

Swimming off the heat (Wanaka)

Swimming off the heat (Wanaka)

 

Queenstown

Queenstown

 

The approach to Queenstown

The approach to Queenstown

 

Rhythm and Vines at New Years (Gisborne)

Rhythm and Vines at New Years (Gisborne)

 

Tearing up the Fruju Slide (Gisborne)

Tearing up the Fruju Slide (Gisborne)

 

Not making friends at the Tui brewery

Not making friends at the Tui brewery

 

Christchurch quake aftermath

Christchurch quake aftermath

 

Creative social expression following the Christchurch earthquake

Creative social expression following the Christchurch earthquake

 

Packed and ready to head home

Packed and ready to head home

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