Day 14 - Kaikoura to Arthur's Pass

The days agenda was to get to Arthur's Pass for the night. I took a little detour near Cheviot to see the siltstone pillars known as The Cathedrals which I'd learned about watching Departures.

The scenery started slowly changing as the road headed inland towards the mountains.

I made a stop at Castle Hill to admire the impressive limestone boulders strewn across the nearby hills.

Quite a few people were climbing and bouldering amongst the formations.

I was tempted to explore the Cave Stream but with chest high ice cold water I decided to leave it for another time. Also going in the cave alone didn't seem like the best idea ever.

The Waimakariri River valley just before arriving at Arthur's Pass.


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