Dunedin to Wanaka

We had time to ourselves before picking up our son and girlfriend and delivering them to the airport. We headed for the east coast beginning with Moeraki Boulders as the tide came in. a visit to Kapiti Point saw us miss out on seeing yellow-eyed penguins as we did last time but lots of sea lions and a nesting colony of gulls.

Dunedin is full of beautiful, granite buildings, especially the railway station which is the most photographed building in New Zealand.  Tunnel Beach was made by a father excavating a tunnel through the soft sandstone to a beach to provide a private beach for his daughters to swim.

We had a last night in Wanaka before dropping the young ones at the airport. We made the most of our visit with fish and chips from a van and a visit to the famous Wanaka tree. The next day it was over the amazing road across the Crown Range.

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