Drive from Marlborough to Christchurch, NZ

February 26, 2014

Outside of Blenheim

With changeable weather and patches of blue sky we head towards the east coast. As we passed through rugged golden hills dotted with bright green vineyards a background of dark sky threatened rain but produced none.

North of Kaikoura

Near Kaikoura,  Highway 1 runs along the sea. As the sun becomes more prominent the sea turns from a blue gray to a bright greenish blue. While this section does not have the pristine beaches of Abel Tasman, the rocking surf hitting the craggy shoreline creates a striking setting nonetheless.

North of Kaikoura North of Kaikoura South of Kaikoura South of Kaikoura

Past Kaikoura Highway 1 turns back inland through more rugged hills interspersed with pastureland and cultivated fields.  Total driving time about 4 hours.

outside of Christchurch

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