Tag Archives: New Zealand

Seal Colony, New Zealand

The Kaikoura Peninsula is home to a lot of wildlife – seals, whales, birds, etc. Many New Zealand Fur Seals sun bathe and relax in this area. You are allowed to walk around and explore. Seals were scattered all over to observe and it was fun to see them observing ME. The seals and whales are of course the main attraction, but even the rocks were interesting to me.

There was water and small sea-creatures stuck in little pools in the rocks from high tide. Massive amounts of some kind of sea plant was growing all over the rocks and was VERY slippery to walk on [but very fun to explore].

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Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes

Punakaiki is the proper name but people refer to this amazing place, simply, as “Pancake Rocks” because the natural rock formations look like stacks of pancakes! The crashing waves look terrifying below and the enormous waves push themselves through holes in the rocks which cause the water to spray upward like a geyser!      Where: Pancake Rocks is located

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South Island, New Zealand

New Zealand has some of the most spectacular views I’ve ever seen.  Especially the South Island of New Zealand!  Here are some things I did on the South Island that I thought were great! Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes. Punakaiki is the proper name but people refer to this amazing place as Pancake Rocks because they look like stacks of

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North Island, New Zealand

  90 Mile Beach. The beach isn’t really 90 miles, but it is quite long nonetheless.  If you have a four-wheel-drive and a full tank of petrol, then you’re allowed to drive right on the beach.  Be sure to check a tide schedule before you attempt this! Auckland… is NZ’s largest city.  More than likely, you’ll wind up flying intoAuckland.  The

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Queenstown, New Zealand

  Queenstown kind of reminded me of Breckenridge, Colorado: very laidback, cafes, hip and trendy local places to eat and grab a drink, fire pits on the sidewalks for restaurant customers to stay warm, mountains surrounding the town, night life, etc etc. Take the gondola to the top of the hill in town and enjoy Queenstown like the birds do! 

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