Highlights from Port Hills Drive

After showcasing one of the highlight of our day-cruise around the Port Hills in Christchurch, we have some other photos to share, from the various part of that drive. After passing by Castle Rock, we went on down (missed the Gondola) towards Sumner and passed through the Avon River before heading back into town. Had a small hiccup at the Sign of the Kiwi, we went the wrong direction, but that misadventure led us to this beautiful view of the Governor’s Bay, well worth it. All in all a very refreshing and relaxing drive through some of the most amazing scenic landscape around!

Beautiful views abound! This one from the Sign of the Kiwi.

Beautiful views abound! This one from the Sign of the Kiwi.

A small misadventure led us to this beautiful view of the Governor's Bay.

A small misadventure led us to this beautiful view of the Governor's Bay.

Didn't go Punting by the Avon, but had fun with the ducks there.

Didn't go Punting by the Avon, but had fun with the ducks there.

Last leg of the cruise, a small beach town called Sumner. Perfect for summer!

Last leg of the cruise, a small beach town called Sumner. Perfect for summer!

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About the Author. Nikolas Tjhin. Freelance graphic artist and travel fanatic. Twiter-addict and social media novice. Adventure budget traveler and stay home weekend worker. Before working on Unearthing Asia, Nik’s journeyman career has seen him do work for various creative studios in Wisconsin, Minneapolis, Singapore and Jakarta. Now that he’s settled down for the time being, he’s focusing his efforts on Unearthing Asia.

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9 Comments on "Highlights from Port Hills Drive"

  1. Jessie Voigts on Fri, 20th Mar 2009 2:39 pm 

    gorgeous photos! so sunny!!

  2. Beth Whitman on Fri, 20th Mar 2009 2:41 pm 

    Haven’t explored NZ enough but I really want to experience this beautiful scenery for myself!

  3. Debbie Dubrow on Fri, 20th Mar 2009 5:03 pm 

    Wow, you’re making me realize how badly I need a road trip…

  4. Linda on Fri, 20th Mar 2009 9:16 pm 

    Beautiful photos!

  5. Nik on Sat, 21st Mar 2009 5:23 am 

    :) Thanks you all!

    And yes, it was a mix of scorching hot sun but cooling breeze while I was there. My first day there I got sun-burnt quite bad while driving around. The air felt so cooling.. but the sun was scorching my skin!

    Very fun road-trip! Only wish we had rented a camper-van so we can really be flexible and take things easy…

  6. Carolina on Sat, 21st Mar 2009 3:38 pm 

    That’s one heck of a road trip. And you got great photos to share. And the camper-van, is there places to camp there?

  7. Dominique on Sat, 21st Mar 2009 4:10 pm 

    I’ve always wanted to visit NZ. Thanks for the virtual trip!

  8. Nik on Tue, 24th Mar 2009 2:19 pm 

    @Carolina: Thanks! There are TONS of places where you can camp your campervans there. That’s the great thing about NZ, I think their whole South Island is very well designed as a road-tripping paradise.. =) They’ve got lookouts here and there, camp grounds and several of the highways are “themed” so you can expect great views on them..

    @Dominique: No problem. Glad you enjoyed it! Will be highlighting photos from other trips next week, less I bore you all with New Zealand again and again. =)

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