Tuesday, May 12, 2015

South Island Scenery - Around Dunedin


After charging our computers’ and our own batteries in Alexandra, Mark and I drove to the east coast of New Zealand's South Island again. From Palmerston, we made a slight detour to the north, before following the coastline southwards with our rented camper. Along the way, we stopped to see a few interesting sights. Before spending the night on a parking lot in the city Dunedin, we explored the rugged Otago Peninsula. Here are some of the images we captured.

Moeraki Boulders on the beach north of Palmerston

The Moeraki Boulders are an interesting phenomenon!

One Moeraki Boulder "fallen" to pieces

Katiki Point Lighthouse - we didn't see any penguins

Coastal view from Katiki Point

Big fur seal on Katiki Point

Sleepy fur seal, Katiki Point

A few of the 30 million sheep in New Zealand

Coastal view north of Dunedin

Little boathouse at low tide, Otago Peninsula

View from Taiaroa Head, the NW point of the Otago Peninsula

View from the car park for the Sandymount trail, Otago Peninsula

Sandymount trail, Otago Peninsula

Along the Sandymount trail, Otago Peninsula

Lover's Leap, Sandymount trail

Top of the hill, Sandymount trail

Walking back to the car park, Sandymount trail

Otago Peninsula

Church in Dunedin at nightfall

Dunedin's train station...

...said to be the most photographed building in New Zealand!

2 comments:

lisa dorenfest said...

Amazing that you were able to get that close to the Fur Seal!

Loved revisiting Dunedin and Otago through your lens. Your shot of the church at sundown was especially brilliant!

We never did make it to Lovers Leap...I thought the Captain might push me over :-)

Monique Williamson said...

Gorgeous pics Liesbet! I love those boulders, we stopped there on the drive home after our wedding and waded out to take pictures on top of the ones in the water... I ended up going swimming in my dress