Claremont House Dunedin - NZ
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We headed out from Oamaru away from SH1 down Beach Road, which hugged the Pacific coastline. In parts the road was diverted inland because the old road had been partly washed away as the cliffs were eroded. We had intended to stop for a coffee in Katanui, but the cafe opens at 10 and we were there about 9.35, so we pressd on to the Moeraki Boulders. We parked up and walked down to the beach. Our timing wasn't great as the tide was in and some of the bigger waves ...
... Robbie Burns. A statue of the poet is located in the centre of the city. This city even has it's own tartan which is very often displayed.
Dunedin is an easy place in which to while away a few days. It has it's own unique architecture, a lot of Victorian buildings and the most beautiful Peninsula to drive along.
We spend some time looking through the Railway Station which is spectacular to look at , visited the ...
... hilly peninsula with rocky coasts, secluded beaches, and lots of wildlife such as the Royal Albatross and Blue Penguin. We booked a tour with the Royal Albatross Center to watch Blue Penguins come ashore at night. They're the smallest penguins.
But first we were amazed at yet more unique geography in this relatively tiny country. The rolling hills and grazing sheep look like what I envision Scotland ...
... wearing penguins, and they are only found in this one spot. Except not on the day we went there. We did see an albatross, which was cool enough, but we really wanted to see those darned penguins. On the way back, we took a road marked "tourist route," which was easily the scariest road either of us had ever been on. If you have done the Pikes Peak drive, think of the steep inclines with perilous 300-foot drops, and then take away the ...
... inside are the ribs. You must be welcomed in to visit, or once you have the place booked you can conduct your ceremony in your own traditional way. We had a lovely fish and chip dinner with corn on the cob and salad and of course birthday cake for our last dinner then to bed for our last peaceful sleep in a while! Such a great birthday with so many lovely memories. 30/1/15 Back to Queenstown for a few drinks and a catchup with our friends from the ...