Yesterday we enjoyed a final petit dejeuner at the Bonjour restaurant and headed out of the Queenstown area. Shortly after passing the airport, the road out of town passes beneath the mountain range known as The Remarkables. It's a brash name, but appropriate:
The highway continues southward along the shoreline of Lake Wakatipu and the beauty is unrelentingly amazing. During this part of the drive Melissa and I remembered a similar feeling of sensory overload - the sheer magnitude of jaw-dropping natural beauty becomes almost overwhelming. Almost.
And tomorrow, when we tour Doubtful Sound, the overload will continue (we hope).