After hiking Mount Cook, we visited the Moeraki Boulders. As the name suggests, they are boulders. Formed over tens of thousands of years by the crashing waves of the sea. For some strange unexplained reason, the massive rocks are near perfect spheres. I made Stef stand on one as the last time I stood on top of a rock, I cut my leg 🙁 I managed to find a rock that was small enough for me to conquer.
There was only one thing I planned for this town. It was a place called Baldwin Street. It is known in the Guinness Book Of Records as the STEEPEST Street in the world. As we pulled up beside it, you could clearly see why.
As one could imagine, being the steepest street in the world, it was quite a mission to walk up. To be honest, it was quite hard to walk down without looking like a div! At the base of the street is a small shop where you can even pick up a certificate to say you’ve completed it! However, it’s just a normal street with people living on it. On the way down, we saw someone attempting to drive up the street in a small car. They floored it at the bottom and when it was going up the hill, they were revving the hell out of it! But they made it.
With the record-beating street out of the way, we headed to our next destination. This was the one I had been looking forward to for a long time. We did, however, stop off on the way for lunch and had a spikey fruit, called Kiwano, that I had seen in the supermarket. It tasted like banana and lemon. Very weird but very nice.