Travel Blogs from Kaka Point, New Zealand

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Exploring the Catlins, Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Exploring the Catlins

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... towards the valley floor. We worked our way farther East, stopping at beautiful beaches such as Florence Bay and Nugget Point. At Nugget Point, a lighthouse perched at the end of a long finger of land, extending far above the sea. Beautiful white rock ...

Jurassic Beach, Curio Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Jurassic Beach

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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Travelling along more winding roads, we arrived at our bach on Porpoise Bay. It was a lovely 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 ...

Giddyup!, Surat Bay, New Zealand travel blog

Giddyup!

A travel blog entry by nomadic-brands

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... laugh, "Have you forgotten to take the parking break of Keeevin?!" It soon became clear that Beau had quite a personality, as at one point, half way down a steep hill, he decided to walk into a bush so that he could give his backside a good scratch, much ...

Otago Peninsula, Balclutha, New Zealand travel blog

Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by kimandrob

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Ten stone heavier, we drove out towards the Otago Peninsular. Rolling hills and raging seas made for a beautiful day searching in vain for the areas elusive penguin and ...

A Lazy Day?, Catlins Coast, New Zealand travel blog

A Lazy Day?

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... had stopped by the time we finished lunch, so I coerced Katie into walking along the beach with me. The area was known for New Zealand sea lions. The males have flat noses unlike normal sea lions, which have more dog-like faces. Sure enough, we saw one ...

Big Boulders, the Steepest Street and Wandering, Kaka Point, New Zealand travel blog

Big Boulders, the Steepest Street and Wandering

A travel blog entry by jackie_n_james

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We made our way down the East coast towards Dunedin and did a lot of driving again. On the way we stopped to have a look at the Maeorki Boulders, a pretty neat site. They`re boulders that are all pretty much perfectly round just sitting on the beach and ...

Farmland and Wild Coast, The Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Farmland and Wild Coast

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... sweep of sand called Tuatara Beach - this beach looked more like something we had seen in Australia - but here it was in New Zealand! We stopped and hiked up the steep walk to McLean falls which were very pretty the walkways were covered with ferns and ...

Coasting the Catlins, Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Coasting the Catlins

A travel blog entry by hils

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Day 1 - Saturday 29 May Our first stop heading down the Catlins (one of the most scenic drives in New Zealand) was Brighton Beach where we enjoyed an ice cream even though it was freezing cold. We quickly hopped back in the car and headed off ...

Most Haunted, The Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Most Haunted

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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Creatures of Habit, Owaka, New Zealand travel blog

Creatures of Habit

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... places, exploring, snapping pics, doing touristy stuff - as if it's our day job. Then on the weekends we find a cosy hostel where we chill and socialise with (new) friends, just like we used to on the weekends in London. What creatures of habit we are! ...

Behind the wheel!, The Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Behind the wheel!

A travel blog entry by liv.ltd

... DIY travel being able to stop anywhere you liked and being able to control the temperature of the vehicle!! First stop Kaka point a pretty beach we then started bumping along the unsealed road to nugget point....but wait....stop...kathryns seen a seal ...

Sheep Chasing Time!!!!, Caitlans, New Zealand travel blog

Sheep Chasing Time!!!!

A travel blog entry by beth

Caitlans Yellow eyed Penguins oh and ...

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 ...

Invecargill and the Catlins, Papatowa, New Zealand travel blog

Invecargill and the Catlins

A travel blog entry by gajordandk51

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... . They are huge and we were probably only 20 feet from them. I didn´t dare to go any closer. The southern most point of New Zealand is Point Slope and was along our drive. We tried to go but the area was closed for lambing...along with several other ...

The Catlins, Chaslands, New Zealand travel blog

The Catlins

A travel blog entry by travelburnett

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... We stop for a paddle on Brighton beach. The weather is overcast and a bit drizzly. We have lunch looking out at the sea on Kaka Point and press on to our planned camp site at the Maclean Falls turn off near Papatowi. As we near our destination there is ...

Rainy Day, Balclutha, New Zealand travel blog

Rainy Day

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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... went about our way, taking a lesson from the tui and bellbirds.   We drove on, heading back east, stopping at Nugget Point where we walked out to see the lighthouse and lounging seals on the rocks far below the stony cliffs. There were many of ...

Otago Peninsula and on South, Owaka, New Zealand travel blog

Otago Peninsula and on South

A travel blog entry by ardnopes

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... way out, then.) Next attraction after lunch: the yellow-eyed penguin reserve. Yellow-eyed penguins are endangered, and found only in New Zealand and some minor outlying islands. They have a colony of about 50 birds on the Otago Peninsula (out of about ...

Faule Riesen, catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Faule Riesen

A travel blog entry by flexhannahtrip

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... 'ste dass für seine Szenerie und das Wildleben bekannt ist. Von Beiden haben wir reichlich gesehen. Zuerst ging es nach Nugget Point, ein Aussichtspunkt 200 m über dem Meer, direkt auf den Felsen. Es war so windig dass wir uns zurücklehnen konnten ohne ...

The Catlins, Otago Coast, Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

The Catlins, Otago Coast

A travel blog entry by thekellers

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... The following day and before heading back home (yeah, that's right) to Queenstown, the Osorio fam, Chip and I made a stop at Nugget Point which is one of the most picturesque spots on the Otago Coast.  We followed a 10 minute walking path and were ...

Kaka Point, Kaka Point, New Zealand travel blog

Kaka Point

A travel blog entry by upandaway_gk

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Nachdem wir aus Dunedin rausgefahren sind, haben wir diesen tollen Übernachtungsplatz am Meer gefunden, bevor wir am nächsten Morgen die "Catlins"-Runde gemacht haben,,, Während der Nacht wurden wir so einige Male gestört, weil ein entlaufener Stier ...

The Catlins, Tewanui, The Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

The Catlins

A travel blog entry by danielandrachel

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 6th April 2007 - Good Friday, The Catlins   We returned to Dunedin this morning but unfortunately, unlike in the UK, everywhere is closed for Good Friday. It is also very cold today and a bit miserable (you can tell it's a Bank Holiday ...

Catlins, Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Catlins

A travel blog entry by joycekeith

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Friday, February 2 Catlins We explore the Catlins today amidst mixed weather. It has a rugged coastline with cliffs and beaches. The trail we take to Jacks Blowhole crosses in the middle of a sheep pasture. Can you tell that we are enchanted by the ...

Lost gypsies and garden teapots in The Catlins, Papatowai, New Zealand travel blog

Lost gypsies and garden teapots in The Catlins

A travel blog entry by ristohannah

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The Catlins is not just about penguins, seals and sealions. The area is home to a rare breed of humans too... Owaka has a population of only 395, and a ratio of approximately 15:1 teapots per person. Owaka Teapot World is actually somebody's garden - ...

Jan 07, 2011, Balclutha, New Zealand travel blog

Jan 07, 2011

A travel blog entry by illbethere

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We're independent again, The Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

We're independent again

A travel blog entry by byrnedm

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Hello again! So, from Queenstown, and once again under our own steam, we headed for Dunedin, a sizeable town by New Zealand standards on the east coast of the South Island about 3 hours drive from Queenstown. The weather wasn't great and so Dunedin ...

Caitlin's Forest, Albatross and Penguins, Nugget Point, New Zealand travel blog

Caitlin's Forest, Albatross and Penguins

A travel blog entry by missiaaron

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... see the Hector's Dolphins playing in the surf and last, but not least, our first sighting of the yellow-eyed penguins at Nugget Point.  These are the world's rarest penguins and it was a treat to see them swim in at dusk! After spending a ...

The Trail of Gold, Balclutha, New Zealand travel blog

The Trail of Gold

A travel blog entry by nztravelguide

... of gold for the efforts. Perhaps after a little experience you may want to become involved with the annual New Zealand Goldpanning Championship held every November.        Annual celebrations are held ...

The Catlins, The Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

The Catlins

A travel blog entry by rodandshannon

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... the requisite sign indicating distance to equator and south pole, as well as lat and long. It was INCREDIBLY windy at this point, could hardly stand straight. What a difference a day makes - look at what we're wearing in the pictures at the waterfalls, ...

A wave of a difference, Papatowai, New Zealand travel blog

A wave of a difference

A travel blog entry by jrcooke7

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The Catlins are a region in the southern most part of the south island. The range from Invecargill to Dunedin and there is the scenic route for you to take. It is a fun area to drive in because most of the roads are gravel roads and you never really ...

Stewart Island to Catlins, Catlins, New Zealand travel blog

Stewart Island to Catlins

A travel blog entry by joycekeith

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Thursday, February 1 Stewart Island to Catlins On a stormy morning we board the ferry for our trip back across the 18-mile Foveaux Strait to the mainland. The 100-ft. catamaran seems quite small among the wind-driven 10-ft. swells. For many folks on ...

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