Cape Foulwind (Seals colony)
Cape Foulwind coastal walkway offers the chance to see a seal colony, a lighthouse and enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and the beach.
Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes
The Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes track is only a 20 minutes walk. These unique geological formations on the coastline take the shape of a stack of pancakes as you may have guessed. In between the pancake columns, there are some tiny empty spaces that when filled with ocean water it creates a natural spectacular water show by blowing the water into the air like a geyser would do, and this is known as a blowhole.
The TranzAlpine train ride takes you from Greymouth to Christchurch, from the West to the East coast of the South Island. This scenic train journey lasts 4 hours and takes you into an incredible landscape filled with rivers, mountains, gorges.
The Moeraki Boulders are spherical rocks along Koekohe beach. This is a quick visit and the best time to go there is during low tide, so don’t forget to check the tides times on the MetService website before going there. A parking and a café and a small souvenir shop is available on site.
Tunnel Beach is an impressive beach situated near Dunedin. The walkway down takes around 25 minutes and count a bit more to go back up. Throughout the descent you will admire the ocean and the different rock formations. At the end of the walkway is a tunnel through which you have to go to access the beach and stand in front of the ocean and the magnificent cliffs that surrounds it.