Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAustin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast Kaikoura
Excellent room with view of the mountains. Friendly service from John & Lynne.
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Today we set off on our way to kariteriteri, it was a lovely morning to start with. We stopped off on our way to walk to this 'surprise' waterfall, once we got there it was full of dozens and dozens of baby seals all swimming and playing it was sooo class! There was soo many of them, basically it's like a daycare where all the baby seals go drying the day ...
... I was completely blown away by the green hills with snowy mountains behind them and sea nearby. New Zealand is the most beautiful country I have ever visited and the most clean one, as well.was getting warmer.
We did a lunch stop and I noticed something on the beach. Plenty of seals were sunbathing so I started taking pictures of them. I was very pleased because finally the sun came out and it was
After the lunch ...
... Also how man's stupidity has upset the ecosphere on so many occasions by introducing foreign species or over hunting to the point of extinction. Meanwhile, returning to the trip - we saw a rare pod of Hector Dolphins and Wandering Albatross. The sea was rough and we were thankful that we'd taken sea sickness tablets. Back to land we took a visit to the Kaikoura peninsula. Home to a colony of fur seals. Surprisingly we were able to get within a few feet ...
... due to adverse sea conditions, with all the passengers rescheduled, if they chose, for today. No problem, we thought, how's the weather for tomorrow? Answer: getting better through the day, should be just fine. Great.
Off we went for a little walk around town, an hour sitting by the magnificent beach, and some chips too. We also went for a swim at the local outdoor pool, a snip at $3 each, and ...
... so knew the start point. At least, I thought I did-right outside the hostel. Oh no it isn't, nor could I see it. 300m down the road-far enough to be out of sight. Gold coin entry fee, family friendly, walkers off at 6, runners 6.15. Which meant three of us at the later time, everyone else was on for an earlier start to get in the pool earlier. I tucked in behind an older bloke so as not to get lost and we had a merry run, very fast first 2k ...