Saturday, February 25, 2012

Summer Holiday 2012: Kaikoura

As we were as far south as we could possibly get in the Catlins we started the long drive up the east coast of the South Island stopping at a couple of places along the way. First stop the Moeraki Boulders. These are pretty amazing spherical concretions that are slowly being weathered out of the sandstone and just sitting on the beach.
Moeraki Boulders 
We spent the last couple of days of our holiday in Kaikoura, another place we have not been to before. This is where people go whale watching and swim with dolphins, but given I have seen many whales out at sea and swum with dolphins a few days earlier in Curio Bay, we just explored the town on our bikes, hung out and ate some great seafood.
More lazy fur seals

Town with the mountains in the background

A storm dumped snow on the mountains overnight
Who would have thought it was summer...... it has been a pretty pathetic one here in New Zealand. 

No comments: