Waiau River

Started spring this  year with a trip to Hanmer Springs — a nice little resort town about 1 hour and 45 minutes drive from Christchurch CBD, South Island New Zealand. More about said trip in a separate post I’m doing about Hanmer Springs later.

This post is just about this nice lookout me and my friend stumbled upon while we were driving just a few minutes out of Hanmer Springs.

The lookout gives you a splendid view of a mix of plains, mountains and the great Waiau river. It’s a sight of nature’s wonders remaining generally untouched by the modern world. It’s like one of those amazing photos you see on postcards, only much more beautiful.

( The Waiau Ferry Bridge at a distance)

* The lookout is situated at the right side of the road if you are coming from Hanmer Springs.

* The Waiau River was used for the opening aerial shot of The Fellowship of the Ring showing the forested banks of the Anduin River.


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