South Island 2014 Kaikoura – Wellington

In Kaikoura we visited Kaikoura peninsula where we had watch seals. Unfortunately we had not time and willing to go dolphines and whales tour, may be next time! Return ferry departure was at 1PM so we had to reserve two hourse for driving to Picton 🙂




By the way Kaikoura seals are quite shy, comparing to Dunedin seals, and go away as soon as you approach to them.


At the top of peninsula is quite good – high, warm and beautiful!




Road to Picton goes through Malborough’s wineries, region which produces almost 2/3 wines of New Zealand. It is a pity but there was almost no places to stop and to make a good pictures. I always thinking about buying something which has two wheels at such moments. Anyway, wineries are just wineries!


I got a picture of our ferry is arriving to terminal from one of the numerous lookouts of Picton hills. You can see another company’s ferry behind:


Because our ferry departure was after midday there was more people(especially with kids) and cars and there were bigger queue and less space inside. Everyone found a seat but anyway, comparing to morning ferry it was too crowdy. So my advice: choose only morning ferry. We were very sad that we’re leaving South Island so we didn’t go outside to ferry’s deck 😐


In Wellington we visited most touristic sighseeing: Mount Victoria, Cable car and also we just walked in CBD.





Wellington still is a compact and nice sity. We found new monuments established on street intersections.


This time we also walked to New Zealand parliament. Honestly, I’d live in that city!


As usual, numerous cables between buildings ruin the view:



Finally, we decided to change our plans and move to Mount Taranaki instead of home – stay tuned!

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