We spent the Sunday night of our trip with some friends who live in the Catlins, an area in the far southeast part of the South Island. We asked them for some ideas of good places to visit on our way to Invercargill the next day, and one of their suggestions was Purakaunui Falls, a walk not too far from their house. We made that our first stop for the day. I took a picture of the sign at the beginning of the track because I knew I wouldn’t remember this name!
The track went through dense bush, along a creek. It was beautiful and peaceful!
The waterfall was spectacular! It reminded us of Bond Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, except on a smaller scale.
Mr. Diligence, Elijah, Mr. Imagination
Simon, Elijah, Mr. Sweetie in between them, and Mr. Imagination
Mr. Sweetie and Mr. Imagination
After we left the waterfall, we had to stop on the road for a minute because some farmers were moving a mob of sheep down the road. We didn’t actually see those sheep, but we did see this mob in some yards just down the road.
The Catlins are beautiful! Rolling green hills with bush here and there, and sheep and cattle on the hills.
At times we drove along the sea; this is a river mouth.
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