|Deciding that some serious relaxation was in order, we drove an hour and a half north to Hamner Springs Thermal Reserve. It is the main thermal resort on the south island and we had some vouchers to use. The weather was excellent, gorgeous views of the mountains and thermal water to ease into. Our vouchers got us an upgrade to a private steam bath suite for half an hour. A few hours later we drove onwards/northwards to Kaikoura for a spot of whalewatching. Sulphur solid.