Heaps of sheeps

Trip Start Feb 15, 2010
Trip End Dec 31, 2015

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Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Saturday, November 6, 2010


The tent was pretty cold so neither of us slept too well. It was approaching  8am (when we should be at the water-taxi office booking our seats on the boat) and neither of us felt like rushing so had a leisurely breakfast and decided to leave Abel Tasman for tomorrow and drive up to Farewell Spit instead. 

We stopped a few times along the way...

Fresh water springs – a brilliantly clear set of lakes which creates a mosaic effect in the wind.  You can see the water and air bubbles fizzing in the centre of the main pool. 

Hawkes Lookout – a five minute walk to a viewing platform overlooking the hills and Golden Bay beaches

Harwood's Hole – an 11km drive along a winding gravel track followed by a 40 minute walk/scramble through a rocky forest to a cave with a 180 meter vertical drop.  It was hard work getting too but absolutely worth the trouble. 

Our final destination, before driving back to Marahau, was a fantastic walk to Wharariki Beach.  We took a track through some sheep-filled hills which we got lost in on the way back to the car!  The beach is vast with enormous rock formations dotted along it, which have huge holes where the rock’s been worn away by the waves. 

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