Kaikoura Peninsula

Before leaving Kaikoura to return our Spaceship in Christchurch on Friday, we walked part way along the Peninsula Walkway and took a few photos of the dramatic Seaward Kaikoura Range and the turquoise Pacific. Afterwards we stopped at the Kaikoura Seafood BBQ stand (“as recommended by Lonely Planet”!) and had half of what they call a crayfish in New Zealand (like a lobster without claws) and a pāua fritter (like an abalone pancake).

The Seaward Kaikoura Range

The Seaward Kaikoura Range

Panoramic Pacific view from the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

Pacific view from the Kaikoura Peninsula Walkway

Barbecued NZ crayfish from the Kaikoura Seafood BBQ stand
Barbecued New Zealand crayfish (aka “spiny” or “rock lobster”)