Our 5th anniversary adventure brought us through 4 seasons and 2 new countries within 2 weeks. Started our trip hanging out with friends in San Francisco, followed by a relaxing getaway in Fiji, and ended the trip with a 10-day road trip across New Zealand. I'll share more about our adventures in the next few posts. Follow along!
Dec 2 (Sun): Chateau on the Park DoubleTree Christchurch
After a long day of driving and sightseeing, we made it to Christchurch and checked into our hotel for the night - Chateau on the Park DoubleTree Christchurch. It was good that they had complimentary parking on-site.
The design of the hotel is pretty nice, definitely 'Chateau-ly'.
There's also a beautiful rose garden in the hotel.
Thanks DoubleTree Christchurch for the anniversary surprise welcoming us in the room! =D
Thumbs up for the hospitality!
Dec 3 (Mon): Christchurch - Wellington
Started our day with a yummy complimentary breakfast, one of the Diamond benefits. =P
After breakfast, we walked across the street to the Christchurch Botanical Gardens.
Not really a fan of flowers but these beautiful roses caught my attention.
Dropped off our free Korando at the rental car office before getting dropped off at Christchurch airport. We picked this car up at Queenstown, drove a total of 728kms, and spent NZD141 ($98) on gas.
Booked a one-way flight from Christchurch to Wellington on Jetstar for total of NZD71 ($48) for the both of us, including 20kg checked baggage. Time to bid goodbye to the South Island and continue our journey in the North Island!
That's all for day 7 of our road trip in New Zealand. Stay tuned for the next post! As a token of appreciation for scrolling through this long post, here's our map and itinerary to help you plan for your New Zealand adventure! Click on the top right 'square' to open in Google Maps.