During our New Zealand road trip we passed through Kaikoura on the east coast of the South Island. As I probably mentioned before, the beauty of New Zealand can really be seen everywhere, even while you are driving from one pretty sight to another. Always keep your eyes open! So we didn’t know anything of sea lions hanging out on the rocks before we spotted this big one below. He was chilling there all by himself so we thought we keep him some company.
He clearly wasn’t as excited as we were and wouldn’t even acknowledge us. Bad sea lion! I didn’t want to get any closer to him and thought it’s better to just let him sleep. But just as we were being busy with finding pretty stones and shells he decided to greet us :)
Hello Mr. Sea Lion
So I pretended to be one of his fellow sea lions and greet him back :) Not sure whether he could be fooled…haha
Isn’t he pretty :)! After a bit of time we decided to give him back his peace and just as we were driving up the road back to the highway we met this guy who had just come from another place where he saw lots of sea lion families with BABIES! So obviously we had to go there, too! This place was actually super easy to spot as there were already some people standing in a safe distance from the sea lion families. And the baby sea lions were so super cute. See for yourself:
Sea Lion Meeting Place
Baby Sea Lions
So, while you are driving happily along the beaches and rocks in New Zealand, just keep your eyes open. You might spot a beautiful view or wildlife that is worth stopping for!