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... Returned to the pickup point and Jan drove us to our luxurious accommodation, Highfield Mews. Marl and I were flagging by now and all we wanted was a snooze. Opted for a soaking spa with lots of bubbles and a lie down because then it was time to go to the Last Post for dinner! ANOTHER magnificent meal. After dinner, off we went to the yellow eyed penguin hide really an open sided hut set on the cliff above the beach. We saw several NZ fur seals and one penguin which ...
... 50 minutes on the boat, then walked back to where the bus dropped us. It was worth it and is highly recommended.
it is called Glacier Explorers.
We left Mt Cook with another beautiful sunny and quite hot day driving for about 3 hurs to Oamaru. Looking on the map our route didn't make much sense but I really wanted to see more penguins. Oamaru is not a very exciting city worth a stop but to me it was because of its Blue Penguin Colony and a chance to maybe ...
We only have a few days to reach the north of the South Island where we'll have another HelpX job. So we need to move quite fast on the East coast. After two nights in a hostel in Dunedin, we kept driving along the coast yesterday. Stopping by Karitane, where we had a walk on top of the cliffs, by the Boulders, and we finally settled in another hostel, in Oamaru.
The town of Oamaru attracts tourists for his colonies of blue penguins and ...
... Te Papa, the museum of New Zealand. We also indulged our political side with a tour around the Beehive and the parliamentary house. Monday we headed for pastures new setting sail for Picton on the South Island. Our 3 hour sail was pleasant and not too choppy. We headed to our first free campsite on our new island, a little south of Picton. We were greeted by a small gravel car park at the side of the state highway a stones ...
... as we got close.
We didn't visit Mount Cook 'village', which is actually just a large hotel complex, instead we turned off the road shortly before and parked up at the foot of the Hooker Valley. We only learnt the reason it was called Hooker after we had walked it. I initially though it might be because the valley hooks around one of the mountains. It transpires that it was named after a British botanist who had never even been to New Zealand!
The track ...
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