If you have had the chance to do some research about New Zealand, chances are you have come across the Three Sisters and Elephant Rock. Or you may have read that Elephant Rock lost her trunk in December 2016 due to an earthquake.
Despite this, it was at the top of my bucket list of places to visit whilst here in New Zealand. It would have been silly of me not to go when I was so close in the Taranaki area. Anyway as you may have already read, I was working at Sunflower Lodge YHA and a few of us managed to get the same day off on a Friday. Aliciane, Jannes and I drove up there and it was absolutely amazing. Definately something I would recommend. Plus it is free if you don’t count the fuel cost to get there.
The weather wasn’t that great but it wasn’t raining, well not when we had left the hostel. Anyway, after a VERY windy road we made it to the Three Sisters trail.
To get to the sisters we had to walk across 300 meters of clay covered rocks which were very slippery. I ended up taking my jandals (flip-flops) off and walking / sliding with bare feet. I wouldn’t recommend walking here if you have bad knees or legs because at some points it was quite bad. However the views were amazing and my feet were super soft when I washed the clay off.
It really was a lovely place to walk around and see first hand. You can also see for miles across the beach.
On the way back I decided I wanted to explore the caves a little. The Rocks were so smooth to touch. It is pretty amazing to stand next to these giants and realise how small you really are.