I’ve been working in my spare time to create a map of all our travels in the South Island of New Zealand. I’ve now completed pretty much all the roads we traveled. And have started putting some of the placemarks. We had already posted completed maps for portions of the trip such as our Hanmer Springs-Arthur’s Pass trip, Akaroa Trip, my backpacking trip, and the Doubtful Sound tour.
This new map has too much data to put into Google Maps, so you have to load this link to view it in Google Earth. As you can see from the screenshots below, we did a pretty thorough job of driving in the 6-8 weeks of travel down there. We flew down to Christchurch first, and bought a car there, so we ended up missing a bit of the northeastern area. And, we unfortunately ran out of time and never made it to the southeast part and missed Dunedin. Which we plan to get to Dunedin on a future trip here.
If you zoom in to the roads in Google Earth, you’ll find we covered some pretty curvy roads. The turns are even more curvy than they look, and sometimes they are one lane around a bend! I will be adding more placemarks as time permits. So, check back later for for an improved version of the map.