Travel Blogs from Curio Bay, New Zealand

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Jurassic Beach, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Jurassic Beach

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... wooden building which creaked in the wind and looked straight out onto the sea. A short drive to a lookout gave us views over Curio Bay, where a yellow-eyed penguin was slowly making its way across the beach back to its nest, holding its wings out to dry ...

The Stewart Island debate, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

The Stewart Island debate

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... excitement was over and the cyclists were on their way we found the library and started to read some blogs about Stewart Island, New Zealand’s third biggest island.  We just couldn’t decide whether to go or not.  Andrew was for it ...

March of the (Yellow Eyed) Penguins, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

March of the (Yellow Eyed) Penguins

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... low tide would be and headed off to Waipapa Point. After about 30 minutes we got to the point, the site of one of New Zealand’s biggest passenger ferry disasters, the town had a population of about 4 people (Erica again argued why would we need to ...

Curious Curio Bay, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Curious Curio Bay

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Round the Bottom Bit, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Round the Bottom Bit

A travel blog entry by shelwar83

Today i got on the bottom bus which is a part of kiwi experience to do the very south of the south island as i thought this would be easier and i wanted to know what the tour groups were like. There were about 10 of us on the bus which left dunedein in ...

Getting closer to the South Pole, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Getting closer to the South Pole

A travel blog entry by anneogben

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... the highlight of our Southland touring. Before arriving at our final destination we encountered a few sea lions on a beach. We slept in Curio Bay, a very small and windy town far away from everything. We stayed in a very cosy hostel with a view of the ...

Noch mehr Tiere, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Noch mehr Tiere

A travel blog entry by stollmusic

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... ; die Mädels waren begeistert, sie konnten nun richtig viele Seelöwen unten am Strand beobachten. Dann ging's weiter in die Curio Bay wo wir auf dem Campingplatz unser Zelt aufbauten. Direkt bei unserem Zelt gab es einen Pinguin-Beobachtungspunkt. ...

Sealions and Dolphins....ohhhhhhlalalalalala, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Sealions and Dolphins....ohhhhhhlalalalalala

A travel blog entry by clareyandnic

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Bottom Bus seems to be all about sitting on the bus and not seing a lot.. so apologies that these entries aren't very interesting! We did see a sea lion colony today.. we never realised that they are so massive and that they can move faster than an ...

As far South as possible..., Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

As far South as possible...

A travel blog entry by timefortea

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... walk of the day was at Curio Bay, where we're spending the night. It's about 2km from the Southernmost point of mainland New Zealand, and probably the Southernmost place either of us will ever visit. Needless to say, it's a little nippy there! Our ...

Scenic lighthouse, sea lions and cute penguins, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Scenic lighthouse, sea lions and cute penguins

A travel blog entry by steffen102

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... was a good chance to spot some sea lions, which I had never seen in the wild either. Waipapa lighthouse is quite famous in New Zealand, unfortunately one has to say, because it was only built after a passenger ship sank at hidden cliffs out at sea killing ...

What a difference a day makes, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

What a difference a day makes

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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... and we the entire second house for $120!!!  Three bedrooms, a woodburning stove, a kitchen and it is right on the dunes of Curio Bay! What a difference from last night's $85 one room cabin with a walk to the bathroom.  Once settled, we drove 1/2 ...

Hector dolphins, Yellow Eyed Penguins for NY 2010, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Hector dolphins, Yellow Eyed Penguins for NY 2010

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

... supplies we got back on the Southern Scenic Route and headed east. We drove right though to our camping spot at Porpoise Bay missing New Zealand's most southerly point. We booked into our campground at Curio Bay that was in a prime location on the ...

A dog, a joke and some flax, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

A dog, a joke and some flax

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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... met a very tiny dog (and its owner) - see pictures, it was a little bizzar.   Eventually we arrived at Niagara Falls of New Zealand, which turned out to be a complex joke by the people of Niagara who had simply put up a sign by a babbling brook. ...

New Zealand, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

New Zealand

A travel blog entry by christine-colly

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Penguins ...

Sloping South, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Sloping South

A travel blog entry by operationwalrus

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... equator and the South Pole. Crazy! A few obligatory photos later and we were back on the road. We arrived at our Curio Bay campsite a little before dinnertime. It was in a wonderful location, slap-bang on the coast, overlooking a massive semi-elliptical ...

Hanging with the Hookers - Catlins Coast Part Two, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Hanging with the Hookers - Catlins Coast Part Two

A travel blog entry by haz14

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... our legs and water in our shoes. We’d made decent time so decided to keep on going along the coast to Curio Bay, the scene of a Petrified Forest which is an extremely rare natural phenomenon in which trees are destroyed yet through a bizarre set of ...

The Catlins, Absolutely no idea, but near Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

The Catlins

A travel blog entry by wardonkey

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A nice little stop off at a wonderful hostel, with only 9 beds. Slight drawback as I froze to death in the night! :/ Saw some penguins, but missed the Hectors Dolphins. Some fab view on the way, including New Zealand's most southerly ...

Pertified Trees and Yellow Eyed Penguins, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Pertified Trees and Yellow Eyed Penguins

A travel blog entry by emzeeb3

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... . Tomorrow the bus should pick me up and take me on to Invercargill - another scottish town after that its onto Te Anau and then to Milford Sound for a few nights before heading back to Queenstown and up to Christchurch - 11 days left in New ...

Blown away, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Blown away

A travel blog entry by lyndshane

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... those in taller campervans and transports. The ladies in Dunedin had raved about a place at the end of the Catlins Forest region called Curio Bay and its campground so we chose this spot as our ultimate end point for the day. En route we were treated to ...

The Catlins, Curio Bay and surfing with dolphins!, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

The Catlins, Curio Bay and surfing with dolphins!

A travel blog entry by emilybs

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When the bus arrived at Curio Bay there was heavy rain and dark looming clouds, causing me to wonder why I had decided to stay here for 3 nights!! But the sky soon cleared in the evening and I took a walk down the beach and watch the ...

Invecargill to Curio Bay, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Invecargill to Curio Bay

A travel blog entry by alexinnz

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The site we stayed at was quite remote, with the owners not having been there in weeks, we paid for our site in the honesty box. Our site was surrounded with flax which kept us warm (even though we could hear the ocean all night. ...

The Catlins, curio bay, New Zealand travel blog

The Catlins

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... a vegetação, por isso acabámos por ver bastantes (e tirar montes de fotos!), foi um espectáculo! O parque de caravanas de Curio Bay é bastante peculiar (infelismente não tirámos muitas fotos) e o que lhe falta em instalações é compensado pela ...

Focas, pinguinos y delfines, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Focas, pinguinos y delfines

A travel blog entry by warm

... enorme en la playa que solo tiene acceso por unas cuantas horas al dia cuando la marea esta baja. La ruta escenica nos llevo a Curio Bay donde encontramos un bonito y peculiar camping. Este tenia acceso a la playa, en la que habia una colonia de delfines ...

The Southern Scenic Route, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

The Southern Scenic Route

A travel blog entry by peteandal

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... We then got a couple of photos from Florence Hill Lookout looking over one bay or another. We then had planned to arrive at Curio Bay by 3pm in hope of seeing yellow eyed penguins arriving back from the sea. We had high hopes even though it was ...

Running, driving, walking against the Wind, Curio Bay , New Zealand travel blog

Running, driving, walking against the Wind

A travel blog entry by rubin

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... progressed.  Several locals remarked that the surf was the highest it had been all season.  Walking on parts of the beach at Surat Bay, where we saw the sea lion (or seal? hard to tell when it’s active and wet, even from close up!), the ...

Our first Penguin Sighting!!, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Our first Penguin Sighting!!

A travel blog entry by rubin

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Ellen:  With the goal of visiting the most southern point of New Zealand, we valiantly braved a 12 km unpaved road - only to be scared off when we discovered it would be an additional 6 km of gravel flying and clunking against the rental car (the ...

Lunch at Monkey Island, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Lunch at Monkey Island

A travel blog entry by sheerin09

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... we ate lunch and messed about on the beach for a couple of chilled hours (literally). We managed to bag a fantastic apartment at Curio Bay for "a song", which looked out over the ocean. The shore was literally 10 feet from our window - we decided that ...

Le paradis, c'est ici!, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Le paradis, c'est ici!

A travel blog entry by julieloinloin

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... partis Joey et moi pour Curio Bay avec un petit arrêt à Te Anau, car la seule compagnie d'autobus se rendant à Curio Bay debute sa route dans cette ville. Ce n'est tout de même pas un calvaire de faire un arrêt obligatoire ici. En ...

Critters in Curio Bay, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Critters in Curio Bay

A travel blog entry by greatbigsummer2

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... the cold and the Dutch girl that taps on van windows at midnight (more on that later). We didn't know what to expect in Curio Bay despite a bit of reading about the area. We had been told that Curio Bay campground was in between Porpoise Bay and Curio ...

Is there a mouse in the house?, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Is there a mouse in the house?

A travel blog entry by simonandali2009

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... sea. After 8km of gravel road, we arrived with a rather dirty Horace at a private campsite perched on the cliffs between Porpoise and Curio Bay. Saved, for the meagre sum of a few dollars we found a little patch of grass for Horace, we parked up and we ...

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