Travel Blogs from Dunedin, New Zealand

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Nature on the Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Nature on the Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by rich

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... walking towards a seal colony, where pups were being born daily. I've certainly seen my fair share of seals since arriving in New Zealand, but these pups were the smallest ones I'd encountered. It was lovely to see a mother sleeping on the rocks with her ...

Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Dunedin

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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... Rocks (Aslan's Camp in The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe,) Omaru and the Moreaki Boulders we arrived in Dunedin once again impressed by New Zealand.   Out into Dunedin, we started at the excellent Otago Museum. And then we went to Cadbury's ...

Penguin kisses, Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Penguin kisses

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... like kingfishers. We parked at the top of a steep hill leading down to the beaches where, hopefully, we would encounter some of New Zealand's rarer wildlife. First sighting was a one-year old Hooker's sea lion, still looking rather pup-like as he lazed on ...

Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Dunedin

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... it sounded like a good laugh so I got here to book me on it as well and we arranged to meet up outside the information center Dunedin is supposedly based on the layout of Edinburgh, but as I have never been there I can't really say, but it did look like ...

Dunedin, South Island, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Dunedin, South Island

A travel blog entry by carolandthomas

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Well, what can we say about Dunedin! It is supposed to be the Edinburgh of the South (that's the very far south, not England!) but it is blatantly nothing like it! However, it could be mistaken for any average grey UK city, which isn't exactly a good ...

Never Been this far from Home, Dunedin/Invercargill, New Zealand travel blog

Never Been this far from Home

A travel blog entry by paulandciara

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Well.. we arrived in Dunedin and once again must say that although it was a nice enough wee town, we weren't too taken in by it. We did however, walk to the top of Baldwin Street (the steepest street in the world which was quite cool and then we took ...

Goodbuy to the Brit :(, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Goodbuy to the Brit :(

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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Kiwi state of mind is probably as chilled as you can get without the use of drugs. So nice is everyone, I even met couple of friendly Brits over here:) Matt actually shared a ride with me through Milford Sound and the Catlins. Sad he is gone now. His ...

My penguin encounter, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

My penguin encounter

A travel blog entry by penguinmad

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... for the penguin reserve-give that man a knight hood. Here's a little history and information on the YEP: The YEP in unique to New Zealand and is the only member of the Megadyptes Genus and is one of the rarest of the worlds 17 penguin species. By the ...

Clip Clop Clip Clop, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Clip Clop Clip Clop

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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... , including briefly on the beautiful beach, I am slightly better...but not much.... Drive onto Christchurch, the most English of New Zealand's cities, with street names like "Gloucester", "Hereford", "Manchester" etc, and stay in a cheap hostel - ...

ppppick up a penguin, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

ppppick up a penguin

A travel blog entry by tonyandsarah

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... . We saw 4 of them in the end. They have a distinctive yellow mark above the eyes thus the name of yellow eyed pengiuns. Figures really doesn't it. From Oamaru we made our way to Dunedin to camp for the night and to get a windscreen chip ...

Made in New Zealand, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Made in New Zealand

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... the bored looking receptionist.   Dunedin is well known for a number of things, or at least it is in New Zealand since I didn't have a scooby beforehand, including those bloody Himalayan streets, but it was the Cadbury World Factory we were keen ...

Seen Pingu and his mate!, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Seen Pingu and his mate!

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... from Scotland, Rebecca from Northern Ireland and Harrison from the US. It was decided to go out for a few bevvies tonight, so we hit Dunedin with full force. We hit a 70's bar, a Drum & Bass club, a traditional style pub and a Sports Bar. It was at ...

Am I in Europe?, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Am I in Europe?

A travel blog entry by jsnicka

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Traveled to Dunedin today on the East Coast of New Zealand and the drive there was nice, a lot of dry plateaus and rocks, and scattered lakes. Lot of sheep etc, but that's pretty standard for NZ, so wasn't too surprising. Got into Dunedin relatively ...

Penguins on the Peninsula, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Penguins on the Peninsula

A travel blog entry by meercatvinny

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When you hear the jokes about the amount of sheep there are in New Zealand you might not think it so funny when you actually see for yourself. The journey down from Christchurch to Dunedin in the south passed through endless fields of, you guessed it, ...

Alice And The Chocolate Factory, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Alice And The Chocolate Factory

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... geological phenomena available to climb on top of, run across, and crawl inside of? Awesome. On that high note, we continued on to Dunedin while eating cherries and listening to music. We got there just in time to sign up for one of the last Cadbury ...

Go Highlanders!!, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Go Highlanders!!

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... being a non-drinker. It was a pretty good tour of a legendary local business that combined beer making insight with the history of New Zealand. After pulling some pints, the Princess wanted to do a quick trip up the Otago Peninsula to see the rare Royal ...

A Little Reminder, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

A Little Reminder

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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We've spent the last couple of days in the city of Dunedin. The first night was spent in the ever popular 'Top 10', the rest of the time has been spent here at the 'Leith Valley Touring Park' right up in the hills. We moved after Sinead and Chicken got ...

Cos I’m Three, Three Falling....., Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Cos I’m Three, Three Falling.....

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... no freecamping options, we therefore had to continue the drive to get cash and petrol. By this stage we were only about 100km from Dunedin so headed onwards despite our vow to slow down. We reached Dunedin and headed for the I-site to find out about free ...

A Final Farewell, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

A Final Farewell

A travel blog entry by hils

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Left Queenstown and it was hot and sunny, arrived a few hours later in Dunedin, via a huge ice cream in Lawrence, to grey skies and not much heat. Ah well, headed out to the pub to catch up with Nicola and Ryan, I can't believe it's been 5 months since I ...

Chapter 13:  Happy Thanksgiving?, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Chapter 13: Happy Thanksgiving?

A travel blog entry by easyread

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... intervals. All my photos, of course, look identical, and I'm starting to suffer from scenery overkill after a few weeks in New Zealand. We saw some interesting wildlife, at least, including many seals and one rare Fiordlands Crested Penguin. For all I ...

Duck Shooting Season -

Duck Shooting Season - "Help I'm a Duck"

A travel blog entry by hils

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... a walk around the botanic gardens and fed the ducks. The weather was fantastic, really hot and believe me that's really uncommon for Dunedin! I'll be around here for another month, still working, so I may not update again for a while, unless something ...

What You Are Seeing Is Happening Now, Taiaroa Head, New Zealand travel blog

What You Are Seeing Is Happening Now

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... draws us along its weaving inner coastline. The lowering sun does spectacular things to Otago Harbour and the unsettled land north of Dunedin. A scant 20 km in length, the peninsula seems a lot longer, given the lack of any straight road, either along ...

Moving On, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Moving On

A travel blog entry by hils

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... for off. We had a few things to pick up before we left and were at the shops for 9am. Both of us having been in New Zealand for a number of months we were surprised to find that the shops didn't open until 10am. Had I really not been up before that time ...

Seals on Beaches!, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Seals on Beaches!

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... to bed last night I didn't have the faintest idea that I would be waking up and doing this moments later. Why does New Zealand continually exceed my expectations? Unfortunately, I didn't manage to take enough pics or anything really worthy, but this is ...

Otago Peninsula and the Catlins = Amazing, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Otago Peninsula and the Catlins = Amazing

A travel blog entry by keithandkim

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... have seen this rare and endangered breed of water bird.   Further along the way we made a quick stop at a New Zealand icon, the Moeraki Boulders. These boulders are concretions originally formed in ancient sea floor sediment around 60 million years ...

I've got a Golden Ticket, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

I've got a Golden Ticket

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... back at college in a coffee shop just off campus. Our first activity was a tour of Cadbury World, the chocolate factory in Dunedin. It was sort of neat seeing behind the scenes, and especially getting free chocolate, but it was still just a factory. They ...

Exit Otago, Enter Exeloo, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Exit Otago, Enter Exeloo

A travel blog entry by mbgower

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... the sites were returned to their original natural state, I'm not sure it matters too much. We drive the morning through archetypal New Zealand landscape, sheep like lice on the green hillsides. Our early arrival in Dunedin gives time for a tour of the ...

Turning 30, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Turning 30

A travel blog entry by hils

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Well I'm now officially old - or so I'm told! I had a really nice birthday. It was a warm and sunny day, the only one we've had here in weeks. I started off the day with pancakes and muffins - yummy, but gave me a sore tummy! In the afternoon I ...

Leaving Dunedin, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

Leaving Dunedin

A travel blog entry by hils

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... it with about a dozen american high school students. We also took a drive up to Signal Hill where we had views all over Dunedin. On Monday night Claire and I went out for dinner with Ryan and Nicola, afterwards I went round to say farewell to Clare, ...

A Wee Toon, Dunedin, New Zealand travel blog

A Wee Toon

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... of the south island.   With the weather not playing along again today spent some time indoors at the Otago Museum, Dunedin's most visited attraction appearing even more busy today with everyone having the same stay-dry idea.   Dunedin is ...

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