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... these shores. They're like big bowling balls really but as we couldn't see any skittles to aim them at, we carried on our way to Oamaru.
Oamaru is another fascinating town we'd never heard of before we began to plan this holiday, but it's full of charm. One of its chief attractions is a beautifully preserved area of Victorian buildings which have been transformed into bookshops, art galleries and working potteries without changing ...
... Lyell Creek Lodge, a backpackers lodge, which has a communal kitchen and living room, but our room has its own bathroom. The rate is $75/night...significantly less than most motels.
7 February: We left Kaikoura and turned off the main highway to drive an inland scenic loop through Mt. Lyford and Waiau before returning to the main road. Everything was fine until we hit some rocks in the road just outside Waiau. We ...
... stone which is very much like Bath Stone, a very pale. The architecture is very classical with some amazing buildings. Then we went to the viewing point which as you can see from the pictures is amazing nothing but classical buildings and the Pacific...next stop Honalulu! The pictures don't do it justice at all it is breath taking, if a bit windy! Then we went to see some elusive Yellow Penguins, called as such because of the yellow flash around their eyes. Basically they have ...
... cannot see the lights. The researchers have another area set up but do not allow tourism there as a way to compare the impacts of humans in the penguins' territory. The differences are very minor , which I guess is why they still allow people to view this amazing natural sight each night. Some of the penguins have found boxes that were created for them to nest in by the researchers and these are favourited over making their own, as they are stronger and sturdier shelters. ...
... off at "Bushy Beach" another viewing place for yellow eyes penguins. As soon as we got down there within 5 minutes we had seen another one, after that we sat and waited for quite a while before we saw another, they tend to come out or go in to the water alone and seem to be a big wait in between them. Thankfully we had seen loads on our trip to the Catlins as today wasn't a very nice day, especially sat down on the beach waiting for penguins to pop up. It was cold, wet and very ...
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