When we arrived it was a bit wet but that didn't stop us to walk the Truman track which isn't that long. This beautiful spot is at the car park.
We also visited the pancake rocks and the blow holes. The latter didn't spew that much water when we were there as it was low tide
Here we started the track of 3 1/2 hours. Along the river, through the bush (inland pack track) and back along the Pororari river track
Along the first bit we were followed by a few horses and a weka. I walked alongside the horse for a while who seemed to enjoy our company.
“Blackball, the centre of the universe . . . the part where nothing moves”.
The last night we spend in Formerly the Blackball Hilton, in an old mine town Blackball where still a few hundred people live. Formerly was added to its name after being sued by the Overseas Hotel chain. We love this old Victorian building with poems and slogans on the toilet and e.g. purple and green rooms. The bikies who came from the race had the same idea and stayed at the Hotel as well, where everybody watched the final of the Rugby World Cup. This was my first game I ever watched and the good thing was; The All Blacks won !!! Good on them and I am happy for NZ
A few more photos. Double click on it and you can see them in a bigger format.