November 18th – 21st: Southern Charm

We continued to travel down the east coast, catching this beautiful rainbow amidst the mist near Oamaru.

The pretty side of drizzle.

The pretty side of drizzle.

Dunedin is a university town, but with the students all gone for summer break (in November, can you imagine!) we had much of the town to ourselves. The trains stopped running years ago at their railway station, but it’s still maintained by the resident artists’ group and beautifully ornate.

Becky had to sit on Jonathan's shoulders to get this picture with the shrubbery.

Becky had to sit on Jonathan's shoulders to get this picture with the shrubbery.

We made yet another detour along a cute coastal road, checking out some little art galleries in towns that didn’t warrant mention on our map.

A double bay near Karitane.

A double bay near Karitane.

We stayed a couple days in the Catlins, in a hostel on a working farm. (Farm eggs for breakfast!) It was a quick hike to the Purakaunui Falls, surrounded by lush woods. Nearby was NZ’s version of Niagara Falls, but at just a couple inches tall it wasn’t quite impressive enough to live up to its name.

A morning hike down the falls.

A morning hike down the falls.

New Zealand's iconic koru plant, growing in the woods.

New Zealand's iconic koru plant, growing in the woods.

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One Response to “November 18th – 21st: Southern Charm”

  1. Stasia Says:

    I thought that was a caterpillar at first glance. Neat.

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