Day 20 – Mt Cook to Haast

11:59 pm Motorbike/Motorcycle, New Zealand, Travel
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<<Maps to come>>

The morning started dreary, but cleared up pretty quickly.


We got up early, and headed down to the planetarium, as we wanted to see several of the shows scheduled throughout the morning. We saw several features, including a tribute to Sir Edward Hillary on the large screen.  It was the anniversary of Sir Edward’s passing.


By the time we were ready to leave, the weather had turned wonderful.


This is where the tribute program for Sir Edward Hillary was going to be held … but we had our own agenda, so we left about 15 minutes before the program was due to start.


The scenery was breathtaking, as we headed to Wanaka.  Here are some shots en-route.


When we reached Wanaka, it was quite warm. So we stopped by the lake and enjoyed a two hour break. Lots of families were out swimming.


We then proceeded on the road to Haast … this was one of the most stunning segments of the whole trip.


This photo is not trick photography, the waterfall really dropped at this angle through the crevasse.


The were two waterfalls side by side, this is the second one – though not quite a spectacular as the first one pictured above.


Notice the snow covered mountains in the distance.  That’s a fair bit of snow.


We had dinner as the sun was setting – and we were very lucky, there were almost no sand flies!


It was full moon that night – this is the moon rise.


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