Posted on December 2, 2010December 2, 2010 by CasNZ – South Island. Some of our favourite places in South Island. North Island to follow… At our friends´farm. Lush. My first motorbike. Out with Ken on the farm - I held so tight to the handlebars that the grips left an imprint in my hands. Didn´t get out of first gear either! Will do better next time... One of my favourite places. Lake Wakatipu from Queenstown beach. Head of Lake Wakatipu - think Lord of the Rings Two very happy campers at Lake Wakatipu on the way up to Glenorchy. One of the best places I´ve ever been. Spot the tourists. The bum bags were to hold our crampons, so at least that´s a bit mountaineering-y. On the glacier at Franz Josef. The awesome Tasman Sea at Karamea at the northern end of the West Coast, South Island. Mirror Tarn, Oparara Basin, north of Karamea. Alex and our kayaks, Abel Tasman National Park, post orca visit. Dinner time for them or me? At the Acquapackers, Abel Tasman National Park The Japanese garden in Nelson, north end of South Island. Spot the Cas. Cas, garden, Nelson. The centre of New Zealand. Only it´s not really, it´s about 50k away. It´s a nice plaque though. Big pointy thing pointing to the not centre of NZ (Alex explored all this - I was lying in a hammock in the sunshine at the backpackers). The gorgeous Kennepuru Sound, part of Marlborough Sounds. Alex at Kaikoura, swimming with dusky dolphins. It was just a *little* bit cold. Dusky dolphins, Kaikoura Wandering albatross, Kaikoura. Wandering.