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Travel Blogs from Kaikoura
Monday, 4th February
An 8.15 start as we have a long drive through the Lewis Pass (known for especially ferocious sandflies) to get to the other side of the country - destination Kaikoura. We had intended to stop at the top of the Lewis Pass and look out for some Keas - a type of New Zealand parrot. It was raining hard though, so we …
Kaikoura "where mountains meet sea" is an amazing place. The Kaikoura ranges both seaward and inland were formed 200,000 years ago, which in geological years is very recent! The township was a whaling town but now it is on the tourist route for whale watching. We found our accommodation at Austin Heights where John and Lynne welcomed us to their …
... at a $1-10 campsite in Seddon, we were the only ones there except some old caravans and one big bus with an old lady in with lots of dolphin figurines, quite creepy. We set up and she came round asking for $30! It was expensive, horrible with no facilities so we moved on and left her to chat to her dolphins. Drove to Blenheim and stumbled upon a truck stop- Riverlands Roadhouse Truck Stop with powered sites, 24 hr cafe, bathrooms and showers for $20, so ...
... card, Matt let the guys know we weren't going to go on the trip and a big sense of relief washed over both of us! We got a lift back into town and had a lovely walk through a park where whale bones form arches along the pathway. Feeling relieved not to be on the boat and pleased to have saved $170, we had a little nap before popping back into town to try the local delicacy: fish and chips! This was very brave of us as neither of us are a big fan of fish, with ...
... 1) Singing - yes even with a snorkel gear on. Dolphins are interested in new sounds
(2) Swimming around in circles - apparently this is taken as a challenge by the dolphins
(3) Diving down - also a challenge often accepted by the dolphins, however not easy in a wetsuit, which makes you float like a life-vest
Well, so here I was singing and making lots of circles in the yes very cold ocean waters that were moving up and down as the waves came through. And I was not ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
Excellent room with view of the mountains. Friendly service from John & Lynne.
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