Claremont House Dunedin - NZ
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... warehouses from the port and now a maze of tourist shops. We also headed out to the nearby Yellow Eyed Penguin colony, and once again were rewarded by seeing some birds. These ones are quite a bit larger, but we weren't able to get too close owing to their shyness.
The Moeraki Boulders lie halfway from Oamaru to Dunedin, and made an excellent stop on the next leg of our drive. It's a bizarre patch of very round ...
... Some rich banker built it in the 1800s and his family’s life story is set out in some of the displays. The views of Otago Harbour were incredible, although since the cloud level was low, it was a bit misty to see very far. Drove back to Dunedin along the ridgeline road which allowed us to see the harbour on one side and the coast on the other, from a very high vantage point. After that we popped by Baldwin ...
... butteryfly enclosure. Capped it off with a bit of Maori and Polynesian culture and a tour of the science room with all kinds of weird and wacky inventions. Harrison was enthralled by the museum and for 15mins he even sat in a lounge chair and put his head in a picture book that showed off all kinds of skeletons, artefacts and antiquities. It was a real surprise for us to see him like that.
Left about 5pm and stopped out the front ...
... dunes and we watched him climb up the hill and into the dunes.
After that we drove 15 minutes over to Sandy Mount, Lover's Leap and the Chasm. I did get a picture of a wooly sheep on a green hill on the way but no sunshine. Surprisingly there were no toilets at either Sandfly or Sandy Mount.
The sign near the car park said Lookout to the right and Chasm and Lover’s Leap to the left. I didn’t realize the Lookout was part of ...
... the world outside of China.
After this we were all museumed-out and returned to our hotel for a bit of a rest before we head to the north island on Monday.
The south island has been amazing and diverse once again - going to places we hadn't had chance to visit before. And we're now looking forward to what the north island has in store over the next three ...