Austin Heights Scenic Bed & Breakfast
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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 decide to see the seals. There is a fur seal colony on the Kaikoura peninsula . In the 1700's there had been about a million fur seals in NZ now there is about 100,00. They are protected now. There is a walk you can do along the headland so 6 intrepid explorers headed off to explore. It was very hot, full sun but we kept on going and we found them. From the cliff top they look like slugs on the rocks. Somebody decided it ...
... their natural habitat, no trained animals all wild. Spent a good amount of time snorkelling around and saw quite a few seals playing in the water and in the rocks some came really close and nearly bumped into us. So yeah that's how my new year played out. I hope you all had a good one and I shall update soon as I might be moving on from Blenheim sooner than I had planned. Peace Adam ...
... waters edge and look back you cannot see the road and see the mountains and the sky in the distance. All you can hear is the sea lapping on the shore and the occasional seabird in this instance, not seagulls. David decided to stalk some wading birds. Returning to the car we followed the sat nav to our next destination. Pat gave David no clues as to where we were going. David wondered where the sat nav was taking us a we passed though Kaikoura and ...
... peninsula, then time for whale watching. Another boat, I already had an anti seasick patch on, clearly not quite effective enough, so added in some domperidone, which worked well. This boat was a catamaran , motorised, and could do 35 knots, whales can swim fast. We were looking for sperm whales, within 10 minutes we saw 2, just lying on the surface, breathing and blowing their waterspouts, then after a few minutes they both dived, so ...
... our afternoon and return to his house at 4:30 to, "have a beer and some crayfish in the pot". He assured us he would give some good tips on how to cook a crayfish. We went to the grocery store and purchased butter, milk, and breadcrumbs and the sea perch were cooked, in our room, to perfection, less than an hour after they were lifted from the sea. The kids and we devoured them.
Now, it was off to a special place where seal pups ...