Kaikoura is the whale watching capital of New Zealand. But after spending close to 3 weeks on the road, we did not have any energy or enthusiasm left. We took a short drive to see yet more seals, but spent most of the day just lazing around the town.
Finally, the last day of our memorable campervan trip around New Zealand. I must confess to feeling sad at returning our vehicle. I had really enjoyed the experience of driving and living in a campervan. We had clocked up over 3,000 kilometres in 19 days by the time we returned our vehicle, but enjoyed every minute of it.
We took in a Hakka performance in our last evening at Christchurch (and New Zealand). It was obviously a performance put on for visitors like us by students, but as an introduction to the local culture, it was satisfactory.