Day 10: Nelson to Hokitika

After breakfast we continue towards the West Coast, crossing the spectacular Buller Gorge before reaching Westport. Enjoy a close encounter with New Zealand fur seals in their natural habitat on a walk at Cape Foulwind. A wildly romantic landscape awaits us between Westport and Greymouth, with the mountain belt of the Paparoa National Park running parallel to the coast. A short walk takes us to the Pancake Rocks (limestone formations formed 30 million years ago and eroded by mildly acidic rain, wind and seawater). At high tide, spectacular blowholes can also be witnessed. We continue on to Hokitika, where we spend the night.

Meals: B