Day 15 Christchurch - Home
Last day in NZ and we have a few hours to fill in as we drop our motor home back at 12.30 and we have to check out of the caravan park by 10.00. Before we drop the motor home back we have to empty the waste from the motor home and fill it up with fuel. There's a fuel station out the front of the caravan park and so we fill up there and think about what we should to do to fill in the hours. Our usual plan is to go to the Willowbank Wildlife Reserve (Link) but it was raining so we ended up going to the Air Force Museum of New Zealand (Link) as it was undercover and warm. It took about 15 mins to drive there and we had to park a fair distance from the entrance to the building so we made a run for it through the rain. Upon entry my jaw dropped !! This place is huge and all undercover with planes hanging from the roof and displays that were very well presented. And you guessed it, it has a cafe with hot coffee :) And it's Free but though do as for a donation.
We then took our motor home and said goodbye as we get attached to them for some reason. We settled our account as we had to pay diesel tax on the 1500 odd klms that we travelled. A short shuttle bus ride to the airport and we had plenty of time to check in and catch our 3.30 flight to Brisbane.
We had a smooth light home with Air New Zealand and I watched the movie Alita which kept me entertained for most of the trip and the view out the window was nice around sunset :)
After landing and clearing customs, we caught the shuttle bus back to Andrews Parking where our car was waiting for us.
Well thank you for reading my blog and I hope I have inspired you to go and see this wonderful area of the world and spend some time there experiencing its beauty.
Trip 10 done, trip 11 is being planned already.
I have started a gallery of my NZ images on my website if you would like to have a look and I will be adding to it as time permits to edit and upload them. As you can imagine, I have a few to go through...
Here's the link to the gallery- http://new-zealand-2019.grantrichardsphotography.com.au
Let me know if you have been and send me a link to your images if you have as I would love to see them.
Bye for Now,