This months 20/20 vision features the lovely small town of Kaikoura in New Zealand, it lies on the east cost of the south island a few hours north of Christchurch. I stayed here for 2 weeks while on my travels around New Zealand, I didn’t initially plan to stay so long but for some reason it grabbed me and have fell a little bit in love with it.
The town stretches along the coast on the shores of a lovely stone pebble beach, and the ocean is a very prominent feature of the small settlement as you hear the water crashing on the shore as soon as you awake in the morning salty air fills the nostrils.
The peninsula walk takes a 3 hour round trip around the surrounding cliffs and shores, it is such a picturesque area.
Once you reach the other side, you are met with some amazing panoramas across the cliffs and onto the vast ocean.
The weather is ever changing and I was even greeted with a wonderful rainbow on the horizon.
Along the shores of Kaikoura especially towards the peninsula there is lots of wildlife to spot and find as you explore the landscape.
There is a huge seal colony and they are scattered across the rocks around the entire peninsula
There are plenty of sea birds to spot including Cormorants and Albatross
One of the highlights of my New Zealand experience was on the dolphin encounter which involves going out and seeing hundred of dusky dolphins dipping and diving through the water. I even had the chance to swim with them and it is a moment I will never forget.
We set off nice and early, as the sun rose it lit up the mountains with a golden yellow on shore.