The drive through the magnificent Lindis Pass was nothing short of stunning and I stopped at a few places to take some shots. It is considered as one of the best drives in this world and driving it during the golden hours is just magical, although at the lower altitudes the driving got really difficult owing to the sun rays hitting me directly at eye level. I reached Wanaka just when the sunset took place and missed the golden hour by half an hour. So overall, it was a rather unproductive day. I retired for the night at Wanaka Holiday Home Campsite and tried to forget my miseries of the day by going full throttle on my bottle of Chardonnay. Retired for the night feeling hopeful for the next morning.