It should have been obvious that this would be a very busy day on the road north but it was a surprise. Who knew there would be so many campers heading to Christchurch. The traffic police were there to monitor them.
Our first stop at Omarama was a bust as there were three or four tour buses full there before us. We skipped tea.
With a bit of effort we managed to find a back way across the planes that kept us out of the way of the traffic on the main Highway 1