Published: January 18th 2012January 18th 2012
Left Mt Cook and stopped off in a few places en route to Dunedin (the so-called Edinburgh of the south): Twisel,Elephant Rocks,(Hampden - just for the toilet and the name),Moeraki Boulders.
Weather still excellent.
The stop at the Elephant Rocks was a deviation from the planned route: it sounded interesting and was! They are large weathered limestone rocks shaped like........you've guessed it,elephants (if you use a little bit of imagination).
Then on to the Moeraki Boulders. One of Rae's friends,Leigh,had told us about these: very strange looking rocks formed by "septarian concretion" - thought that you'd want to know that! Comes about from erosion! We had lunch on the beach while studying them!
And on down to Dunedin with Scottish Shop,Robert Burns Bar - we even walked down Princes St.
Off on a wildlife drive/cruise round the Otago Peninsula tomorrow.
There are more photos below