Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
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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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... to Wellington. We drove a couple of hours to Picton to catch the ferry back to the North Island. We had loads of time to kill in Picton because the ferry was delayed. At this point everyone just wanted to get on the boat and back to the North Island. My own illness was starting back up again. My immunity is low at the moment so as everyone else picked up colds I had another relapse! The boat trip was over 3hrs and absolute torture. I had a ...
... colony in an untouched environment.
We left Picton and temperature had made it to 9C, then travelling thru the valley to Marlborough it dropped to 5C. By the time we left the wineries it was up to 14C and then along the coast dropped to 9C again and then kept dropping rapidly to 5C by the time we arrived at our park for the night, and it was only 5pm.
Dinner was minestrone after our winery lunch with a picking platter while it was cooking. Later on ...
... also joined by a playful pod of dolphins who kept jumping out and swimming alongside and underneath our boat. The first thing we did was collect marks lobster pot. There was 5 cray fish in it, one was too small to keep and one had eggs so mark threw them back in but the other 3 was ours! One of these cray fish sell for $65 in the town and we just bagged 3! Done with the lobster pots we then sailed out a bit more to start line fishing. We dropped our lines to about 100 metres ...
... to tell Emma who thought the walk couldn't put me in too much trouble!
We were reunited in the hostel kitchen and we got a lift with the bus driver to the supermarket to get food and came back and cooked dinner. We chilled with Emily and Claire in the garden before it got too dark and headed into the TV room to watch a film before bed.
We got back on the bus the next morning ready for our deja vu trip back through the north island.
Sophie and ...
... for coffee and breakfast at a cafe in the seaside town of Kaikoura... given the weather, it felt like we could have been touring the west coast of Ireland...! But hey, both are indeed beautiful and Ireland's got the craic and an abundance of pubs to make up for the dodgy weather I suppose! Kaikoura itself is a wee old town with nothing much going on there to be honest and only about 2000 inhabitants. But tourists still flock to ...