From Lake Tekapo to Mt Cook.
The drive to Mt Cook has been my favourite bus ride so far, and not only because of the scenery. Our bus driver who was super knowledgeable on his surroundings, history and wildlife filled almost the entire drive with stories, fun facts and even a song about a guy named Mackenzie who led his sheep through a mountain pass. As we drove around lake Pukaki, he informed us that he would stop at the dam for a few moments so we could get out and take a few photos.
Entering into Tasman valley we rounded the bend into the small town of Mt Cook with a population of 300 people, mainly staff for the accommodations and tourism facilities.