Fur seal pups (Ohau Falls)

My husband, two little girls (4 yrs and 3 yrs) and I stopped here last weekend and were amazed to see around 50 fur seal pups frolicking in these waterfalls. It was probably one of the most amazing nature experiences of my life.

Yes, Seals Do Frequent Ohau Falls

Joyce and I first visited Ohau Falls late in March 2008, after reading about them in Anna & Andrew Jameson’s book “Accessible Walks”. After passing under the railway viaduct, we heard some splashes and saw seal pups moving towards the sea. A little way further along the track we met a NZ couple taking movies […]

New Zealand Return Itinerary – December 20, 2009 to January 3, 2010

This itinerary was the first part of our month-long end-of-the-year (and end-of-the-decade for that matter) trip to both New Zealand and the Cook Islands. This first part focuses only on the New Zealand leg of the trip…

“Whale Of A Way To Start The New Decade” (Northern South Island, New Zealand – December 30, 2009 to January 3, 2010)

…no one was exactly rushing to do it, so that prompted our MC to say, “I know it’s difficult to leave the dolphins and return to your seats, but one thing I do know is that all of you can hear me..”