We had been on the move a lot, and the shorter distance to Omarama the following day was welcomed especially by the girls. On the way we wanted to see the Moeraki Boulders, but other than that, getting to the camp site early was a priority.
We were at Moeraki around 11 a.m. and it was a surprise to me how strange the appearance of those rocks is. It was quite a cuirous sight. And then of course, we made it there at the same time as a bunch of tour buses with Chinese tourists. Buuuut what the heck, you can’t tell from the pictures, can you? Advice for you if you go, get there early. 😉
The weather was nice and warm, and our most important plan after that was to break up the trip to Lake Tekapo and find a nice relaxing spot in a camp site.
We did just that – at Omarama we decided to stop driving for the day, and the girls clearly enjoyed a full afternoon of no plans. Mads and I went for a walk in the funny little western-style town while the girls had some sister-time in the camp site.
Well relaxed, our destination the next day was Lake Tekapo. However, we wanted to see the clay cliffs just North of Omarama on the way. Actually, if we had had more time, I would have wanted to go to the village by Mount Cook as well and maybe walk some of the tracks up there. It is such a beautiful area. Now, instead we just made a turn down the gravel road that leads to the clay cliffs.
I didn’t have any specific expectations for this area, as I hadn’t read much about it up front, but the clay cliffs were actually pretty cool. Also the area around there is gorgeous – definitely worth a stop.
After a walk in the area, we went back to the car and moved on towards Lake Tekapo.