Archive | October 10, 2012

New Zealand…Day 18 Marlborough Sounds aka paradise

Before driving to the ferry terminal to board the Interislander we asked the lady at our apartment hotel for a place we could visit in the short time before we boarded.   She suggested Karaka Point Historic Reserve which was a short drive out of town.  We drove up there and took these photos.  I could have stayed there all day and stared at the beauty of the area.

It’s also the site of a Maori pa.  A pa is a fortified refuge and they are normally built on a high, defensible area.  There is a maori totem on the site and it is carved so intricately.  It is beautiful and scary at the same time.