The Rocks Homestay
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Vandaag naar Punakaiki gereden ongeveer 240 Km.
Onderweg 2 tracks gelopen in de buurt van het dorp.
De Pancake Rocks and Blowholes zijn daar erg mooi.
Deze rotsformaties zijn ontstaan door erosie van water en wind.
Diverse modellen gefotografeerd.
Op een rots was een stern zijn jong aan het voeren.
Morgen gaan we naar het oosten.
... rocks appear to spout water as the waves hit them- This happens mostly at high tide, we got there at the opposite of the tide cycle but still manage to see a few of these "water spouts"- This is definitely a must see for anyone visiting the west coast of the South Island. After a wonderful pasta supper, plus a wee bit of red vino, from our cottage we watched an awesome sunset. I think that I have ever seen.
The previous 2 days we spent in Hanmer Springs. This was ...
... and then goes through the 8.5km "Otira" tunnel. The other side of the tunnel leads into the Otira, Taramakau and Grey river valleys and then past Lake Brunner before finally descending to Greymouth and the Tasman Sea. We arrived just before 1pm. We went to pick up our hire car only to find there had been a mix up and there was no car for us. Eventually they came up with a car so after having some lunch we set of for ...
... the road trip. David was the driver (and a good one at that). I was the GoPro out the window girl and 'read the booklet person' and decided on the sights to see. The booklet we used was, 'The AA Traveller' that we we got free from the leaflet stand when we collected the van. The booklet was divided into areas with maps and tips, if anything grabbed my attention we aimed for that, otherwise we pulled in at what scenic signs ...
... Blacks. Now we finally learnt what all the metal bins were for in their parks! Frisbee Golf so we had a game. Good fun but difficult as mine ended up In the tree a few times! Dinner roast lamb OH my days I didn't want to leave Clare's house! Next stop ferry ride to Picton the South Island woohoo- well we spent 5 minutes in Picton as there was not much to do! So off we headed to Nelson where we did all the touristy things of ...