Driving in New Zealand

Heading south from Christchurch and then west on a 3 1/2 hour drive I had my first experience of the main New Zealand highways. It seems they don’t have the big multi lane motorways that we are used to in Europe. The main roads are A roads and have 1 – 2 lanes. I expect it’s do do with the fact the NZ is so sparsly populated. The polution density is only 15 people per square kilometre compared to England that has an average of 395 people per square kilometre. 🤔. (Apparently there are more sheep than people 🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑 🐑👬. In every town you find shops selling Merino wool products). So once you get out of the main cities there is very little traffic. However this means that there are very few service stations so opportunities to get fuel or coffee are limited 😟. As I headed west towards the Southern Alps the snow capped mountains began to appear on the horizon. It was a lovely sunny day and I was looking forward to getting into the mountains again. I wondered how they would compare to the European Alps.
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