New Zealand: Wakefield – Kaiteriteri

Wakefield, South Island – April 4 to April 9, 2017

On our last day staying in Wakefield, we drove up to Kaiteriteri Beach for the afternoon. It’s one of New Zealand’s most beautiful beaches and the gateway to Abel Tasman National Park. The sand is an absolutely beautiful golden color. (The quartz and mica particles it’s made from give it the color.)  We spent the afternoon just roaming up and down the beach, looking at shells, and climbing on the rocks.

There was a short hike that brought us to the top of a hill with a great lookout over the beach.

It was low tide when we got there, so we found this marker lying on the beach. By the time we left, the tide had come in, and it was floating in the water. 🙂


Nearby was a great flying fox (zip line) and an 18-hole mini golf course!

On the eleventh hole, Grace and I were super excited because we both got a hole in one (or so we thought). We soon realized that the hole our balls landed in actually went all the way through and dropped the balls down a tube to another part of the hole. :/

We found another part of the beach to explore before heading back to the house.  It was super rocky and full of more cool holes to look in and small caves to explore!

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