Today we got up ready to leave the hostel at 7.45am. We are heading to Invercargill. On the way we travelled through the Catlins - an area of distinctive ridges clothed in awesome native forest. Headlands with sandy beaches make it spectacular as any other coastline in the country. Our Catlins adventure begun with an awe inspiring panorama view from Nugget Point - a lighthouse perched atop huge rocks protruding from the crashing seas. The southerly wind can sometimes make it seem a lot closer than 4800 kilometres to the South Pole. The Catlins is probably as far south as you may ever go. After we had been to the lighthouse we visited one of the beaches on the Catlins Coast. Here we saw several sea lions on the beach. The sea lions are especially unique, being the rarest member of the seal species left on the planet. We then headed to Curio Bay on the very south coast of the south island. Standing on the headland at Curio Bay you can stiff Antartica. The amazing fossillised forest was born from a pre-Jurassic volcanic eruption. The rare New Zealand Hector's dolphins come in close to surf the waves, especially in the summer. After Curio Bay we travelled to Invercargill and arrived at the hostel - Tuatara Backpackers around 6pm. We are staying here for 1 night and in a dorm room with Andrew, Malin and Sofie again along with 2 other girls from the UK. Some people from the bus were going for a meal next door to the hostel but it was quite expensive so we all decided to do our own dinner. In the evening I had a bit of a walk around. Invercargill is the country's southern most city and the capital of Murihiku (the tail end of the land). Invercargill shares Dunedin's origin as a mainly Scottish city. Its prosperity rests in the grass surrounding the city on the southland plains. This is ideal food for the livestock. Sheep and dairy farming is big business here.