Travel theme: Hills

I’ve been following Ailsa’s travel theme posts for a couple of months but this is the first time I’ve actually posted anything. This month’s theme is ‘Hills’. 

Coming from New Zealand, hills/mountains are a part of life – you can’t go far without encountering them.

My hometown of Christchurch, New Zealand is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the expansive Canterbury Plains, the low-lying Port Hills and the dramatic Southern Alps. Driving anywhere from Christchurch, you are bound to come across hills of some kind sooner rather than later.

With hills come windy roads and New Zealand has some doozies. As a kid I got car sick – which meant travel pills taken before any big journey, especially if it involved going to my sister’s place on the West Coast. I drive around those same hills now and wonder how I use to get so sick – I blame my dad’s driving 🙂

All photos were taken in New Zealand’s South Island.

Christchurch
The suburbs of Redcliff & Sumner on the Port Hills in Christchurch
Lyttelton Harbour
Lyttelton Harbour is surrounded by hills
View over Sumber
Overlooking Sumner from Scarborough Hill. Christchurch city & the Southern Alps sit in the distance
Little River
On the banks of Lake Forsyth on Banks Peninsula
Cooperstown
Little River in Canterbury
Cooperstown
Driving around Banks Peninsula
South Island
The rolling hills of Otago
Road Trip
Layers of hills
Road Trip
Hills meet the water at Lake Rotoiti
Road Trip
The long road ahead
Road Trip
Dramatic cliffs of Lake Hawea
South Island
Sparkling waters of Pukaki Canals in Canterbury
South Island
Reflections in the Pukaki Canals
Lake Tekapo
Picture perfect Lake Tekapo
Marlborough Sound
Forest covered hills in the Queen Charlotte Sounds
Kaikoura
Snow capped at Kaikoura
Countryside
New Zealand at her best
Paradise
The perfect place to stop and admire the scenery
View of the South Island
Flying above New Zealand, you get a real sense of the country’s different landscapes

11 responses to “Travel theme: Hills”

  1. As an intermediate snowboarder, these hills make me think of one thing…

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    1. Winter sports are.big in NZ.. we have a very good sky season in both the North & South Islands 😊

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  2. The south island of New Zealand must be one of the most beautiful unknown places on earth. I was only in Kaikoura for a day, but the views of the mountain scenery as we flew from Wellington were incredible. Thanks for more!
    My contribution to the “Hills” travel challenge is here:
    http://maefood.blogspot.com/2016/11/hills.html

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  3. So beautiful. NZ has been on my bucket list for awhile. I hope i make it someday.

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    1. I hope you do too 🙂 It’s a gorgeous place & I love exploring it

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