Punakaki “Pancake Rocks”
On the last day of our trip, we ventured pretty far north along the west coast to Greymouth. It was supposedly one of the biggest towns in the South Island… but it was pretty small and deserted. “Big” definitely has a different meaning there. Anyway, before we got the town we stopped to see a beautiful thing of nature – the pancake rocks! They’re right on the coast, and it’s a bunch of cliffs that look like little layers stacked on top of each other, it’s a pretty cool natural phenomenon and apparently geologists are still confused by it.
The best part about it was the time we went, it was just before sunset. The sky was SO beautiful! I don’t think I’ve ever got pictures of the sky as good as these.. there’s so many so I could only pick a few.
So after a long eight days of traveling, it ended up being an awesome trip! Now I understand why New Zealanders always tell me that the South Island is better. There’s a lot of things I love about the North Island, but the South is just filled to the brim with so many natural beauties.. so it’s a tough competition. Hopefully I get to go back there when Seth visits, to explore Golden Bay and Nelson. We’ll see!
P.s. Check out this cute little guy we found in the mountains of Arthur’s Pass! It’s a kea :)