03.01 – 05.01.2017
On Tuesday morning we walked thru Dunedin, a beautiful city full of art, cute cafes and European architecture.
Dunedin is also the home of the Cadbury Chocolate Factory! But all the tours were booked out, so we couldn’t go there L The Factory is not the only building you should visit in Dunedin though. The Train station is one of the most beautiful ones I have ever seen. I looks stunning from the outside and even thou the inside is quite small it is really nice.
After we got some groceries for the next few days, we went to the steepest street in the whole world! Yes, the WHOLE WORLD! And man, that street is steep. And there are people living on there! Crazy!
The last stop for that day was the “Moeraki Boulders”. Those are unusually big and round rocks lying at the “Koekohe Beach”. They look really funny in some way and kind of weird as well. Anyways, a lot of people came to the beach to see those rocks and we had to ages to make a photo with them 😀
We drove to Twizel and slept in a holiday park. As always we talked ages in our tent and we laughed so loud that our neighbor shouted “shut up”. It was a good day J!
The next day we woke up nice and early to go to the Tasman glacier and lake. On our way we crosse the beaufiul “Lake Pukaki” and of course we had to stop to make some pictures!
I expected a bit more of the galcier and the lake, but it wasn´t that bad either.
“Lake Tekapo” on the other hand was amazing! I think I never saw a lake that blue before! It was incredible! It almost looked fake!
We drove further to Geradine, were we met the parents of L.. They travelled around the South Island as well at that time, so we already knew it is only matter of time until we would cross our ways. After a coffee break and a catch up we went further to Christchurch and stayed there for the night.
The next day we just walked around Christchurch and looked at the destroyed buildings from the earthquakes. I forgot to bring my camera with me so I don’t have any pictures of Christchurch at all, but to be honest; it is not really a pretty city, just a city. Since we were all quite tired and not that motivated that day, we just went back to our campsite and played some cards, made some dinner and talked in our tent.
(The west coast of the South Island is definitely more interesting than the East.
Nevertheless, we had fun).