On our way through Waitaki Valley towards Mount Cook there where some nice spots we stopped shortly to enjoy the landscape. Some of them were old Maori rock paintings - sadly, most of them are faded already, but here and there an info panel shows how they have looked like.
The country along the road offers some fascinating rock formations the Kiwi ancestors used for shelter.
Most interesting of all is the area of "Elephant Rocks", big limestone chunks that were smoothed and carved by nature and now resemble their big grey namesakes. The area is very popular for Bouldering, though the sheep were the only ones there when we came, seeking shelter in the elephants' shades.