Miles of brilliant traffic-free roads through the mountains via Lewis Pass and Arthur’s Pass. Hire car, almost free with Hertz points, is a Toyota Highlander, the LandCruiser’s smaller sibling. With a three and a half litre V6 it’s ideal for the endlessly twisting roads.
At times raining so hard the view is just a rumour.
Mountain cabin at Arthur’s Pass is welcome relief from the rain.
When the rain stops, chance to do some hiking through the mountains and waterfalls.
Someone chose the same hire car and same cabins.
In the evening, more fun on the roads.