Dunedin – lake pupaki – lake tekapo

The second part of our Catlins coastal trip takes us to a lot of nice things. Cathedral caves is one of them, a 40 min walk along the beach ( accesable only on low tide) takes you to a u-shaped cave on and in the sea. There even was a pinguïn inside.

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The nice Purakaunui waterfalls ( where I could finallly test some settings of the new camera). One of the most photographed falls in NZ.

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The nuggets (again a dissapointment for Tanne). A group of rocks in the water, but the lighthouse on top and the sealions playing in the water make it a good stop.

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And enough beach and bay to spend a year…

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So after driving through an Ireland setting, we than arrived in Scotland. Dunedin has more Scottish influence then its name alone. It has nice whiskey, and some nice pubs as well…
We visited the chocolade factory of Cadbury ( the biggest chocolate factory on the Southern hemisphere. Being Belgian we tried to convince them we had better…
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Tanne almost cried when we entered the building.
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It was really interesting for us too, because the factory was fully operational when we got our tour.

A short stop at Moeraki boulders (unexplained solid rockballs in the sea).
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We than drove to the Great lakes around Mount Cook. And again this was one of the most amazing places we visited.
Both lake pukaki and lake tekapo are deep blue/green with brown grassland around it and snowy mountains in the back. For me this tops even Milford sound. Allthough we never got a clear view, the colours here are amazing.
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We also visited a sheep farm where we could see how the Merino sheep are being shaved.
With a full jacket:
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And without the jacket:
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The kids also got to milkfeed the lams.
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The Church of the good sheppard is another of those famous photomoments, it is the smallest of churches, but it is the location that makes it special.
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We were lucky to be in Tekapo while there was the yearly “fete”, a yearly market with lots of foodstands, attractions, …we just couldn’t leave , it was just too cosy and enjoyable.
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We are now on our way to the last part ( Sad face) of our trip:
Dolphins and whale watching in Kaikoura…

See you soon


One Comment to Dunedin – lake pupaki – lake tekapo

  1. Koenraad Van Ertvelde says:

    Sad to hear it’s the last part already, but as you know, nice experiences pass by a little quicker. I wish ou all the luck to see somedolphins or whales at Kaikoura. We were there as well some years ago but no dolphins or whales could make it to our appointment. Have a safe flight home. Hope Quantas reserved you a nice A380.
    Koen

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