Just outside the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks you will find an amazing natural formation of rocks and natural pools. Our visit took place on a very cold day, so there were very few visitors, which made it even more worthwhile gone there especially to see it. The rocks have been formed this way after millions of years of erosion from the sea, wind and rain. They look like pancakes. Yes, the geysers are much more spectacular at high tide. Conclusion: this is a mandatory stop on the west coast.
This cape is the furthest point of New Zealand; from here there is nothing more in this beautiful country. Getting here was a treat for the eyes; an endless domino of color all the way up Keri-keri to here. After stopping in random places, we went to the lighthouse of Cape Reinga. It was so wonderful and beautiful that I can't forget it. Visit this place no matter what it will cost you, it is one of the wonderful corners of the world.
When in the village of Kaikoura, apart from whale and dolphin, one of the must-do activities is a stroll along the coast. This route starts at Point Kean Kaikoura, and continues along the cliffs to the South Bay and then back across the isthmus. It is a 3 hours walk. On the way you can see colonies of seals, gulls and puffins. There are many viewpoints with details written on them for visitors to read.