Dry Stream in Arthur’s Pass

Driving from Christchurch to Greymouth on the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island takes you along Arthur’s Pass. This is one of the most stunning roads I have driven on in the country. A couple of miles north of Lake Lyndon I had to stop the car for this view of the landscape. On the map this is labelled as Dry Stream which leads into the Porter River. It’s hard to tell in this photograph but the depth of those banks must be at least four metres and the distance across the bed over 50 metres in parts. In the middle of summer when I took this it was living up to it’s name with no water anywhere in sight. I expect it would be a very different picture in the middle of winter. Some stream!

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