Arthur's Pass

Arthur’s Pass

After hiking the glacier, we followed Highway 6 north along the west coast and Tasman Sea.  The road was slow going and 3 hrs of driving turned into 5 or 6 hrs (with plenty of stops for pictures) and we arrived at our cabin in Arthur’s Pass after dark.

NZ West Coast and Tasman Sea
NZ West Coast and Tasman Sea

This road provides an east-west linkage across the Southern Alps of New Zealand.  Originally crossed in 1864 when the west coast was largely unexplored, now it is considered one of the most scenic roads in the country.

On the road to Arthur's Pass
On the road to Arthur’s Pass
Justin overlooking Arthur's Pass
Justin overlooking Arthur’s Pass