Inland Route – Christchurch to Picton

This school holidays we went from Christchurch to Picton, for a birthday party, and to throw someone’s ashes into the sea.

Normally we’d go via Kaikoura, but that route has been closed since a major earthquake last year. So we took the inland route – Culverden, Lewis Pass, Murchison, St Arnaud, Maruia, Wairau Valley. 478km – 7 hours 30 minutes.