|Sunrise from campsite|
Today has been another long driving day.
|Our journey today Omarama to Oamaru on pink route|
We are heading for the south east coastline of New Zealand now. En route we passed 3 of the largest hydroelectric dams in New Zealand and Australasia, Lake Benmore, Aviemore and Waitaki. Waitaki is the name of the river and valley we were driving down.
|Dam Benmore - Hydroelectric Dam|
After the town of Kurow we headed off the main highway and followed the Vanished World Fossil Trail which has various stop off points to see Maori cave paintings from the 19th century and odd limestone rock formations.
|19th century Maori rock paintings|
One part of the drive reminded me of Malham cove in the Yorkshire Dales, we were driving down a valley and were surrounded on both sides with limestone cliff faces.
|Limestone cliffs, reminds me of Malham Cove|
We found a lovely little campsite to spend the night which is a 5 minute walk from a pebbly beach and the mouth of the Waitaki river.
We had a walk down the beach as the sun was setting.
|Luke wanting to be Gandalf|
|The beach and Pacific ocean|
|Mouth of Waitaki river|