Christchurch to Hanmer Springs

Wednesday 26th April
A day in Christchurch. Colleen headed home very early this morning and has arrived safely after her 16 day adventure. Our today is to be a rest day, to plan a little of our next adventure. First rest day since we arrived on 11th April.

Thursday 27th April
Another day of rest, planning, getting some hiking gear and heading towards our next destination. Some of the specials at Kathmandu were amazing. We both got some waterproof hiking pants, I got a pair of my hiking pants for only $55, DB got a hiking shirt also for only $55 and the back pack we were going to buy in Australia for $120 was only NZ$75 which we also bought. Boy do I love a bargain.

We then headed on our way and tonight we have stopped at Hanmer Springs on our way to Picton. Our next adventure is a 4 day hike on the Queen Charlotte Track in the Marlborough Sounds. Only 71km, starting on Saturday. We have taken the soft option, staying at accommodation along the way and having our food and some clothes transported each day via the mail boat so we just have to carry a day pack each. Pretty cruisey we hope, except for the distances we have to hike. Wish us luck.