From Wellington to Kaikoura with Jayride
Tomás is a Chilean agricultural graduate traveling NZ for eight months. While his friends spend some time doing orchard work, Tomás was keen to squeeze in one more trip around the beautiful south of New Zealand. He found the Jayride Challenge online and we met him on the ferry crossing from Wellington.
Ting is a kiwi, just returned to New Zealand from fourteen months traveling Asia, now relocating to Dunedin to begin a new course. She found Jayride online, and hitch-hiked from Nelson to meet us at the ferry terminal in Picton.
With Ace now full of backpacks and spirited carpoolers, The Jayride Rideshare Challenge launched into the second half of its journey.
The east coast road to Kaikoura is one of the best drives in NZ. The road starts as long sweeping curves through low hills, then finishes winding over rail tunnels on a narrow strip of coast between Mount Fyffe and the Pacific Ocean.
There is no better place to be on a scorching New Zealand summer’s day than driving along the ocean coast, golden hills shining in the sun, to the sound of Chilean reggae.
In fact, as we caught sight after sight of perfect turquoise waters the desire to stop for a swim became too strong and we pulled the car over on a stretch of deserted stony beach to play in the waves.
A beautiful drive, with emissions and cost split four ways, sharing a trip to Kaikoura is a brilliant, cheap and green holiday option.
On the 1st The Jayride Rideshare Challenge continues east to west from Kaikoura to Punekaiki. Keep watching news.jayride.co.nz!