Kaikoura took just over 2 hours to get to, and it was a beautiful journey driving through hills and along the coast.
Kaikoura is also very beautiful, lots of mountains with low lying clouds. It’s all very picturesque.
The first thing I did once I checked into Dusky Lodge (it’s a BBH) is walk to the viewpoint past the peninsular. There is a population of New Zealand fur seals down there, keep an eye out when spotting them because they’re brown and they look like rocks!
It’s a very pleasant walk along the peninsular. I tried to spot whales and dolphins whilst walking, but unfortunately no luck!
The town is very cute, offering quite a few clothes shops as well as souvenir shops. There’s also a cute little gallery that sells some really nice jewellery and crockery.
It’s definately noticeable as I travel further south, that the weather is getting a little colder and a little more miserable. Let’s hope the pouring rain holds off.