Tunnel Beach was one of the first places we visited on our New Zealand road trip and when we arrived I had no idea what to expect. Even though the entrance sign said “Allow 1 hour”, you could see that it was a steep downhill walk and everyone on their way back up looked red-faced, out-of-breath, and incredibly relieved to be at the top.
As we started the trek down, I kept thinking to myself “This better be worth it”. Along the way some kind soul read my mind and responded out loud “Don’t worry, it’s worth it” with a smile.
Wow, were they right.
We rounded a corner and the view was absolutely breathtaking. So breathtaking, that I dragged Christopher back at 5am the next morning to catch the sunrise. (Me, willingly up before sunrise? – That’s how you know it is good!)
It has been my favorite sunrise so far in our travels and one of my top 10 favorite places visited so far. Enjoy!
Aroha from New Zealand (well technically South Africa now),
Cathleen & Christopher