Birgit im Abenteuerland

The Catlins 2/3

Day 13 (29.1.2013): The Catlins
I love costal rainforest! The lush green, heaps of fern & moss, and waterfalls!
Was a big day today, but a great one!
Cathedral Cave:
Sea-made caves/ caverns, more or less wide and long, accessible only at low tide.
Nice walk through costal rainforest, then along the beach in loose sand.
Cathedral Cave

Cathedral Cave

Matai & Horseshoe Falls:
Again nice walk through rainforest which was topped off by two waterfalls – some more opportunity for slow water pictures.
Matai Falls

Matai Falls

Catlin River Walkway:
2hr hike along the catlin river in costal rainforest – again. This is so beautiful  😀
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McLean Waterfall:
Last waterfall of the day 😉 also very worthwhile doing.
McLean Falls

McLean Falls

Penguin spotting at the “Petrified Forest” in Curio Bay in the evening. Seen quite some only in the far distance, but one little fellow walked by pretty close. Looks rather exhausting how he makes his way walking through the rocks with the pinnacles and then hopping from rock to rock till he reaches his nest in the beginning bushes. The “Petrified Forest” is named after a very rare occasion when some trees were made to stone within months.

Blue Penguin @ Curio Bay

Blue Penguin @ Curio Bay

Petrified Wood @ Curio Bay

Petrified Wood @ Curio Bay

I didn’t plan to but I think I have to stay another day in the catlins.

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