Wide Open Spaces

Feeling very manly, my mate Thomo and I decided to stop in and visit Mt.Sunday (used as Edoras in the Lord of the Rings movies) on our way from Christchurch to Tekapo.

The drive to Mt.Sunday first takes you over about 30km of dirt road. This is followed by a trek across the valley floor of about 2kms, involving several river crossings. Finally, you get to climb Mt.Sunday itself, a lazy 400m above the valley floor.

When you get to the top, the views are nothing short of stunning.

I suggested to Thomo that this sort of Panorama would make for an a bit of fun, so he did up this is a 3 photo stitch. In the interest of full disclosure, I also feel it necessary to mention that one of the rivers was of sufficient depth that he felt the need to traverse it “pantless”, lest he end up saturated. Lucky the landscape provided sufficient respite for the eyes!