We made our way to the end of the beach to start our walk to Cathedral Cove. The beginning of the path was surrounded by agapanthus, a common sight in New Zealand.
The path climbed up onto the headland but the views made it all worthwhile.
The undulating way continued through native bush.
Then eventually dropped down into the cove.
This spectacular location was used in the Chronicles of Narnia film.
The cliffs are ignimbrite consisting of pumice and ash from eruptions 8 million years ago.
It is soft and consequently erosion has created a series of stacks and arches.
There were a group in kayaks who had paddled round. This was the form of transport our daughter used during her stay.
Our method of return was quicker than both the kayaks or the walk there. We opted for the water taxi.
Our excuse being that a view of the coast from the sea would complete the trip.
Should you be planning a New Zealand trip don't forget to put this on your itinerary.