New Zealand – Crown Range Pass

by | Apr 21, 2015 | International Travel, Travel

The sunrise in Wanaka was absolutely STUNNING on Saturday morning.

sunrise in Wanaka

sunrise panorama

Eric snuck out to take these photos behind the B&B before we filled up on a delicious breakfast. After packing up we headed south toward Queenstown via the Crown Range Pass. The day was pretty cloudy but we still had good visibility from the overlooks.

Crown Range Pass
view from the Cardrona Pass Monument overlook

And, there were other sites that were a little less “natural”…

thigh gap
graffiti-style rental camper van

After this, the steep descent into Queenstown begins. Still a lot of scenic views.

sheep!
more sheep!

Crown Range Pass
the view of the valley from Arrow Junction

On our return to Wanaka two days later we went through Cromwell instead, home to quite a few wineries, but we are glad we took this pass at least once on our trip.

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