Bendamere House Bed and Breakfast
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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This morning we awoke to rain but it cleared up as we left so we had a lovely drive down from the mountains to the coast. The countryside on the eastern side of the South Island is less rain foresty and more like moorland. We passed a deer farm and we've never seen such large herds before. We stopped for lunch in a charming typical New Zealand ...
Dolphin swimming was canceled this afternoon (the seas were too choppy), so Fiona and I rented some bikes and went around Kaikoura instead. The roads were pretty rough--we didn't realize it would be mountain biking--but it was a nice trail, and good to get some exercise (that hasn't been happening a whole lot). Delicious fish burgers for dinner, ...
... timed the flight perfectly. We went out a couple miles at about 1000 feet in a 4 seater with just us and the pilot. He circled for only a few minutes when a male sperm whale breached and just hung out next to the whale sightseeing boat for 10 minutes. They dive for about 40 minutes and come up for air for about 10. It was a great way to see a whale. Then he dived and we went out farther in the plane to look for ...
... no seriously, I am not pretty on a hangover) and take pictures from a good few metres away. Do not think about diving in for a cuddle selfie... Ain't guna happen! These fur seals are sassy! But they are beautiful and you can climb up on rocks and peer down at them... I managed to get some good photos this way. Being able to see these creatures just chilling out in their wild natural habitat, so close up, is something I will ...
... next day was the trip down to Queenstown. Again another beautiful drive. We went via this place called puzzle world which was awesome! It had a massive maze and 5 illusion rooms which proved highly entertaining. We then stormed onto Queenstown! Just before we got there we stopped at the bungy jump and waited for those people to do it who were doing it. We got I to town, got into our hostel and then got ready for our bar crawl in the evening!! We started at by having ...