I don’t know if I have said this already, but I reckon this was my favorite day for sightseeing. It was full of things to see and do.
The day began with a short ride to the World’s Steepest Street, Baldwin Street.
Next, it was off to a nice bar and restaurant at Kaka Point for some breakfast. A nice fire was going, a friendly dog was mucking about, and some delicious toasted sandwiches were quickly served.
After Kaka Point was Nugget Point. Here we were able to see some rock seals playing in some tide pools and resting on the shore.
Keeping busy because there was lots to see we headed off to Cannibal Bay to hunt for some sea lions. Tired from being out at sea we were able to get up close and amongst them resting on the beach.
A stop for lunch and then we stopped at the Florence Hill Lookout.
We stopped to look for a cave and then went on a short bush walk(OZ)/tramp(NZ)/Hike(US) to a waterfall. Seeing the waterfall wasn’t enough, we had to climb to the top of it.
Not many get to these parts, but if you have the time get down to the Catlins. Next, we were off to hunt for some Hector’s Dolphins. Building upon our previous luck, we were able to spot some Hector’s Dolphins out in the wild!
Still not satisfied, we went down to a local beach and spotted some sea lions fighting over territory or a female maybe.
Next, it was off to find some Yellow-eyed Penguins. Again, we were successful and caught the penguins coming in from the ocean to nest in bushline.
I know the word epic gets thrown around a lot these days, but this truly was an epic day of the tour. A quick recap of the highlights:
World’s Steepest Street
Breakfast at Kaka Point
Seals at Nugget Point
Sea Lions at Cannibal Bay
Hector’s Dolphins and Sea Lions at Porpoise Bay
Yellow Eyed Penguins at Curio Bay
Dinner at Speight’s Ale House
…oh yea, according to what I wrote I also had a milkshake sometime during the day, but I don’t really remember it
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