Last night was another free night of camping. Free camping of course implies no showers, an open roof kitchen and no electricity. For breakfast we used our water filter to replenish our bottles from a mountain creek, and a white gas stove to cook some tea and free range eggs we bought from one of the farms nearby.
Arhtur’s Pass is a little town in the center of a mountain pass between the west and east coast of the south island. We only had time for half a day’s of hiking, so we stopped at a couple of scenic views, as well as walked up the short Temple Basin track. We walked for an hour or so up the mountain side which started near the highway and enjoyed some views of mountainous terrain surrounding us from all sides. Although we had to retrace our steps back to the west coast, Arthur’s Pass was definitely worth the visit. Back on the west road south, we stopped for some scenic views of rivers and the high mountains in the background, as well as camped out near Okarito.