We will queue for hours, pay exhorbitent entrance fees and battle crowds to see the creations of man yet some of the best art is often contained in Nature’s Galleries which we so often speed past or just plain ignore.
We were lucky enough to visit one of these special galleries during a recent camping stay on the Karikari Peninsula in Northern New Zealand.
There was no hassle in getting to the gallery, just catch shanks’ pony from Matai Bay to Karikari beach – entry to the gallery is free and it is open all hours. Just watch out at high tide – the very realistic seascape that adorns the entire western wall of the gallery is a ‘living display’ and at times you actually feel as though the water is swishing around your feet – amazing piece of technology that powers this. Enjoy our pictures of this special place – note: photos were allowed.