Thursday, 23 June 2016

Road Trip: Top o' the South (50th Birthday Getaway)

Kaikoura, seen from a viewing platform atop a water tank.

Trusty traveling companions: Uke player and Corolla.

Seals on the move.

Seal sunbathing in foreground.

View from bank beside the Waiau River on the way to Hanmer Springs.

Waiau River bridge.

Uke player testing the waters at Hanmer Springs spa.

Hippy spreading the love for the tall trees.

Greymouth River at the city of Greymouth.

Gorgeous colours, but avoid the food.

Te Nikau Retreat, just north of Punakaiki: the Tui Hut.

Cozy digs.

We stayed in a clearing in the native bush.

Pancake rocks at Punakaiki.

Our final scenic stop of the trip: Lake Rotoiti, home to massive eels (skulking under the pier).