Road trip – From Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook

written by beaniesandbikinis January 31, 2017
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Cheers to the 2nd set of photos from my roadtrip from Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook. I seriously have so many photos I had to split them up into 3 sections! So far we’ve gone from Queenstown, over the Crown Range to Lake Pukaki, now were over to Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook!

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lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island

Loopy for Lupins!

You could say I’m loopy for lupins. I planned my entire trip around these beautiful flowers. I wanted to get the timing just right so that they’d be blooming like crazy for my photos, and I think I got it pretty good! It’s crazy how much vibrance New Zealand has, especially from Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook! Purple lupins, aqua lakes, green fields, white mountains, it’s actually incredible!

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lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island

Hello, Lake Tekapo!

We arrived just in time to catch the sunset! The water was still, there was barely any wind and the road trip from Tekapo to Mt Cook was turning out to be a success! I found the best spot to park Torin and have a good camp. I’ve downloaded 2 apps that help me find free self-contained spots for me to park the van, Campermate and Wiki Camps. I use them both because each app sometimes has different secret spots. They are also super useful for finding dumping stations, toilets, showers etc.

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lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island

Trying out that night photography

The hardest part of night photography for me, is using the manual focus and getting the focus perfect on the stars. I absolutely respect people who can get night photography perfect… until then, I will continue the learning journey. For some inspiration, and someone I’m obsessed with, look below. This guy is unreal!

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lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island

What's a day without yoga?

A day without yoga usually ends up with me being stiff, so I do some yoga everyday, road trip or not! Of course I’ve got to have my cup of coffee with a beautiful view! Unfortunately I’ve been breaking my glass mugs like it’s my job. This cute mug is dead, it’s time to get another one!

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lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island

We've finally made it to Mt Cook!

Wow! What an epic drive, one of my favorites! By the time I did Tekapo to Mt Cook, I was sleepy and wanted a nap. I also didn’t mention that I found out I had hay fever and there were no pharmacies around, so I was pretty much dying! The views were absolutely unreal, Mt Cook is one of my faves. It was a bit unfortunate, but the weather was horrible and the van was shaking all night. There weren’t too many more photos from Mt Cook area since I left in a hurry to find the sun!

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lake tekapo to mt cook beanies and bikinis beanies & bikinis new zealand travel explore south island
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3 comments

George LaPenta February 4, 2017 at 10:16 pm

Such amazing photos. What an awesome trip. So glad that you had that opportunity.

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Therie March 13, 2017 at 12:33 pm

That flower field is just too lovely and the milky way photo is so cool. You already have such amazing photography skills, keep it up!

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beaniesandbikinis March 17, 2017 at 10:06 am

Thanks so much! I’ve been going hard at editing and taking epic photos!

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