Kaikoura is synonymous with whale watching and a must visit attraction in New Zealand. However, there are certain things that you should know before booking a whale watch tour.
After escaping the rain at Milford Sound we stocked up on food at Pak’n Save in Queenstown and continued the scenic road to Wanaka. We spent 2 days in beautiful Wanaka and did some serious hiking. But the refreshing little town also invites for relaxing strolls along the beach with breathtaking views of the Southern Alps. Where to stay and what to do in Wanaka?
Milford Sound is with no doubt one of the highlights of every New Zealand itinerary. The Fiordland National Park offers so many unique hikes where you can see how the natural power of water created the rugged landscape by carving out fiords and valleys. At the end of the scenic drive through the national park, a spectacular boat cruise through Milford sound is waiting. How to make the most out of 2 days at Milford Sound and how to avoid the big crowds?
After passing by Otago Peninsula on our roundtrip through New Zealand we explored the South Lands which is called the Catlins. Here you can watch amazing sunsets, see waterfalls and the best swim with the smallest dolphins in the world.
Strolling through the hilly coastline of New Zealand feels like walking in heaven, at least to me. The grass is green, the sky is azure blue and cute little sheeps decorate the view. Fluffy clouds just pass by. You can hear the sound of the waves splashing against the cliffs. The sun is warming your face and a nice breeze flows around your body. The sweetest smell of nature surrounds you.
This was my first impression of New Zealand but now back to the serious stuff. Where to stay , where are the best hiking routes and where to spot the best wild life. The Otago Peninsula is the home of some very rare species like the Yellow-Eyed Penguin, Fur-Seals, Sea Lions and the Royal Albatross.