Day 1 Christchurch to Franz Josef!
It was an amazing day to leave Christchurch and head over to the West Coast, ready for our first breakfast at the Franz Josef i-SITE (which also doubles as the DOC Visitor Centre). Staying at the awesome Franz Josef YHA, it was a welcome stop after a long days drive! Simon got introduced to his challenge of just using public toilets for the remainder of the trip (called the Dunny Challenge)..Lake Pearson (which is just before Arthurs Pass village) is one of those lakes that just pops out of nowhere and is worthy of being a postcard in any tourist shop! It is so beautiful..With a few hundred sheep grazing on the lakes edge it made it a real iconic New Zealand setting, and great for a stop off :) Check out the footage below!