When we first arrived in Akaroa we were facinated by the stunning yellow plant that was growing all over the mountains. When we inquired about it we were told it was a dreaded weed called Gorse. It subsequently was everywhere on our travels throughout the South Island. it may be a terrible weed but it was is a sight to behold!
I just loved photographing this jetty in Akaroa, it was full of character with its cute little shed at the end.
This old jetty is now closed to the public as its quite unsafe but in its heyday it was a lifeline for the local timber industry.