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Our first stop this morning was at Baldwin Street in Dunedin, famous for being considered the steepest residential street in the world with a gradient of 1 : 2.86. We didn't climb it ourselves, just took photos of others doing it.
From there we left Dunedin for tonight's stop at Timaru roughly half way to Christchurch. First coffee stop today was at the Moeraki boulders which formed millions of years ago in a process similar to the formation of oyster pearls. The ...
I spent 3 nights at a YHA hostel near Mt. Cook.
We did 3 walks in the Hooker Valley, Tasman glacier lake, and a 4 hour walk up to Sealy Tarns. I was with Jasper (the Dutch guy) and Stina a German girl.
The landscape is interesting here. There's flat valley and then just a mountain shooting up like someone placed it there.
The first day Jasper and I went to Tasman ...
... of the Sealy tarns track we certainly got it. All this track seemed to do was go up, sharp steep stairs that had a hatred of legs, yet it was impossible not to continue as each climb offered more and more of the wonder that rose up behind us. As we stood overlooking it all at the end of our 2 hour hike, it simply defined New Zealand and to us, was one of the most perfect ways to spend our last real day.
End of the Road for the ...
... good. Then I discovered the others had already gone into the bistro and were checking the menu. I joined them, but found the menu quite pretentious. I suggested we all check out my discovery. They agreed, and the result was we ate in another quirky place. So retro. You really can't beat prawn cocktail, followed by steak and chips, rounded off by Black Forest Gateau!
Quite a jolly evening, then back to number 1 quirky place.
And so to bed.
... cook. It is amazing. The walk took us over many unstable looking bridges until we eventually made it to a lake with pieces of glacier floating in them.
We then jumped on the bus and went to Rangitata. A few locals that we has spoken to hadn't seemed to have heard of Rangitata so it made us worry that it wasn't a real place. Fortunately it was a real place, however, it was in ...