Autumn in New Zealand…
Waterfalls in New Zealand are incredible and what an amazing place New Zealand is in Autumn. Orange and Yellow leaves littered all over the place and the only thing that would have made the trip any better was a fresh falling of snow over the golden landscape.
This was our second trip to New Zealand in 6 months – We went in Spring 2016 and what a marvellous time of year it is then as well… I wonder if there is a ‘bad’ time to visit New Zealand? Spring is incredibly green and lambs EVERYWHERE! In Australia it appears fairly rare to have twin lambs but most of these old girls in NZ had a couple babies hanging off them wherever we went – lamb heaven!
We started and ended the trip in Queenstown but travelled around the Otago region for our stay, first stop Dunedin! We took the long way to Dunedin and it was a beautiful drive – we were in no hurry, luckily because we arrived in the dark! It was an early start the next morning to catch the sunrise at the Moeraki Boulders and what an incredible show we got – the sunrise was devine! We made our way to the Otago Peninsula that afternoon to check out the seals and albatross – man those birds are MASSIVE!
Waterfalls in New Zealand aka heaven…
Next stop the Catlins area – we wanted to chase waterfalls in New Zealand – we stayed in Pounawea and had the best dinner and dessert at a local restaurant in Owaka called Lumber Jack Bar and Cafe… it was that good I may have ordered the same meal and dessert two nights in a row 🙂 Another early start to make our way to the Nugget Point Lighthouse, but could we be lucky enough for another good sunrise…? After climbing the hill in the dark (and its a bit hairy) to get a good spot for photos and wait for the sunrise we were in for another EPIC treat… The sky lit up with pinks and reds and what a amazing experience it was – sitting quietly all rugged up watching this incredible show from mother nature! We were lucky enough to be out for the best two sunrises of our stay.
A day of chasing waterfalls in New Zealand and let me tell you NZ knows how to put on a waterfall show… My favourite by far was the McLean Falls but I still can’t decide if I like the lower or upper falls best. The lower falls are a green mossy wonderland but the upper falls are just as spectacular with such a beautiful clean drop and when you climb to the bottom of the fall you get some spray from the fall and really feel close to nature.