Tuesday, 28 June 2022

Travels through Otira Gorge






Last week B and I travelled out to do some sight seeing through the Otira Gorge, about 90 minutes out of Greymouth. B regularly drives through this area for work so he thought I might want to see the snow that's been recently dumped there. 

Otira Gorge is a highway that runs through the mountains on the way through Arthur's Pass, eventually ending up in Christchurch. We didn't know it was going to be as cold as it was, in fact in the last photo I was wearing a winter coat and an extra layer underneath of thermal clothing but I think I should've worn a sweatshirt of jersey too as the windchill felt like it was about - 5 degrees celsius. 

Despite the Winter cold we did see some incredible scenery.

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18 comments:

Bill said...

I bet driving through the gorge was amazing. Nice mountain views with the snow.

Lydia C. Lee said...

Looks very chilly but worth it!!

magiceye said...

Gorge(ous) captures!

Veronica Lee said...

WOW! Stunning vistas, Amy!

Happy Tuesday!

Iris Flavia said...

Love esp the first pic! But... brrrr.... cold!

Andy said...

Wow! That bridge is a awesome sight to see.

Tom said...

...what a gorgeous spot, NZ sure quite a country. Not as I have imagined it. Thanks for sharing.

gz said...

I loved that.. although the new road is scary!
Otira is much nicer than Arthur's pass...more genuine?

Sharon said...

Such gorgeous scenery!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Wow, great scenery through that gorge!!

Graham Edwards said...

Is that high lever route new? I have been through Arthur's Pass twice but I don't recall that picture.

William Kendall said...

Majestic.

At Home In New Zealand said...

Oh, that looks so cold but the scenery is spectacular. Hope you had somewhere to warm up again after your drive.

Einari Sinappi said...

That bridge is something else all right. Breath takingly beautiful vista. Great shot also.

Ms. Donyarific said...

The lovely snow-capped mountains!

Klara said...

looks amazing.

Lillian www.sognafaret.no said...

Thank you for showing me this place

Yvonne said...

Wow! What a beautiful part of New Zealand. Your photos are amazing.

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