Travel Blogs from Oamaru, New Zealand

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Giant's Marbles, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Giant's Marbles

A travel blog entry by fyrelizard

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... rain and the hordes of tourists took away some of their mystique.   After coffee to warm us up, we wet north to Oamaru for lunch at the wonderful cheese factory by the sea, then turned west towards Mount Cook National Park. We visited the Maori ...

What a day!, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

What a day!

A travel blog entry by orizarska

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... too. I found a place to call home for the night. I walked around town and had a beer by myself in an antique bar at Oamaru's "historic district". Bitter. The beer, not me. I was sour. Both (and only) pairs of pants that I own ripped today due to ...

Visiting the Penguins, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Visiting the Penguins

A travel blog entry by kimandmartin

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... the $15 to see the blue ones (and you weren't allowed to take photographs/videos). We've certainly noticed that New Zealand is expensive (though probably not as pricey as Australia). Probably just trying to keep the economy afloat with tourist ...

Penguins ... sort of, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Penguins ... sort of

A travel blog entry by jwatson

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... . Oamaru didn't really have anything there; it was a sort of neat little town with plenty of old buildings (our hostel was an old hotel). We took advantage of the lack of activity to see the new G.I. Joe movie, but that was pretty much it for Oamaru. ...

Oamaru and the Otago Pennisular, Otago, New Zealand travel blog

Oamaru and the Otago Pennisular

A travel blog entry by leeandcathy

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... conservation officer agreed with us, but said unless the government made it a reserve, signs were all they could do. Leaving Oamaru behind we drove south, hugging the windswept coast as far as Kakanui then turning inland to join Highway 1. At Hampden ...

Oamaru, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Oamaru

A travel blog entry by alexndean

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... gorgeous Victorian railway station, the Octagon (main, octagon shaped, square) and wandered a little more (including past Cadbury's World New Zealand) before heading on. Our next stop was the Moeraki Boulder, surreal rock spheres sat in the surf. We ...

Penguin Crossing, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Penguin Crossing

A travel blog entry by aknztrip

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... bout of penguin viewing. This time it would be the blue penguin, the smallest penguin in the world, and it wasn’t free. Oamaru has a blue penguin colony set up in the grassy knolls just off a rocky shore. Cliffs jut up behind it, and little holes ...

March of the (wee Blue) Penguins, Trotters Gorge, New Zealand travel blog

March of the (wee Blue) Penguins

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... little fisherman’s huts on the water. Then we took the detour off the ‘main road’ up towards Larnach Castle, New Zealand’s only castle. To try to take a sneaky photograph without paying but we couldn’t see a thing and had to ...

Swimming With Hector, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Swimming With Hector

A travel blog entry by tdv95

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... as a very reserved and conservative people). A group of artists are evolving one of the downtown buildings into the Steampunk capital of New Zealand. Per their description, ‘Steampunk is a “tomorrow as it used to be” fantasy. It is a ...

the most stunning views ever imaginable, Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand travel blog

the most stunning views ever imaginable

A travel blog entry by roseyben

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... don't you, well it's something to do with the pub (Vulcan) having quite a few ghost' running around it. There are several new paper articles dotted around the pub explaining it all but I can't remember what I read but what I can remember is that there is ...

Omaru and little Penguins, Omaru, New Zealand travel blog

Omaru and little Penguins

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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After the whale watching, we headed south along the coast to Omaru. We were stopped by a police car as part of the Queen's birthday long weekend campaign to raise driver awareness about the importance of taking regular breaks. Anyway there was a free ...

Unhealthy Fears, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Unhealthy Fears

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... updating the Travelogue a little and a gloriously hot shower, we left in the early afternoon along the East coast and on to Oamaru. For some inexplicable reason, we were all in very high spirits when we arrived at the 'Top 10' after shopping for ...

Why did the Penguin Cross the Road?, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Why did the Penguin Cross the Road?

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... along the way such as the Pelennor Fields Battle from Lord of the Rings as we passed Twizel. The little YHA in Oamaru was a world away from that in Mt Cook with it being little more than a converted bungalow although a cosy one with a huge ...

Sunrise at Moeraki Boulders, Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand travel blog

Sunrise at Moeraki Boulders

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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... Boulders overnight but didn't get too much sleep as was first night in campervan. Today was the Queen's Birthday which is a public holiday in New Zealand. Don't know why we in the UK don't get a holiday for it, but nevermind! We got up really early, at ...

The Penguin Express, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

The Penguin Express

A travel blog entry by hils

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... half way between Christchurch and Dunedin. I stayed in the Red Kettle Youth Hostel which was very comfortable and friendly. Oamaru is the Penguin capital of New Zealand so I booked on the Penguin Express to go and visit them. Bruce and his bus picked ...

Like Doctor Who..., Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Like Doctor Who...

A travel blog entry by smitherson

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... drive ahead we abandoned all caution and went for a morning Victorian Tea at Annie's.   It was great, Oamaru was originally the main port in South Island and the Victorians build many sumptuous buildings including an opera house! ...

When in Rome..., Shag Point, New Zealand travel blog

When in Rome...

A travel blog entry by thelees

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The next place that took our fancy to stop ..., Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

The next place that took our fancy to stop ...

A travel blog entry by phil_and_lisa

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... intrigued as to the outcome but I don't have to put that hat on for another few months yet! We were actually headed for Oamaru which is a pleasant older style town with some buildings that are actually older than 100 years!! (We've hardly seen any at ...

Ode to Agra, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Ode to Agra

A travel blog entry by thelees

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... ! He put up such a fuss until eventually he threw down his business card in frustration. It read: "Lonely Planet writer: New Zealand". Oops! The Lonely Planet can make or break a hostel. Hostel marketing leaflets and signage quote their words like the ...

Kaki Moeraki, Moeraki, New Zealand travel blog

Kaki Moeraki

A travel blog entry by thelees

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The thing about most NZ tourist attractions is that timing is essential, mostly because of the tides and weather. Apparently the best time to see the Moeraki boulders is at low tide. But as vagabonds we have a tough enough time just keeping track of the ...

Immer wieder Jenny..., Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Immer wieder Jenny...

A travel blog entry by weltenbummler07

... reinzuziehen - wer kommt voll beladen zur Rezeption gestampft? Jenny. Ich mach dann meine tolle Wwoofing-Erfahrung, lande in Oamaru. Wer kommt gestern voll beladen zur Rezeption gestampft? Ihr solltet es euch denken koennen. Wir haben daraufhin mal ...

Quirky Oamaru and the Moeraki Stones, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Quirky Oamaru and the Moeraki Stones

A travel blog entry by ad-in-nz

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... , we think owned by Chinese people (the staff were all from China), which was based in part of the old, now disused, Oamaru Hospital.  The Eden Gardens Motel proved to be outstanding with a big room, super view from the window and spotless linen and ...

Pinguinä, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Pinguinä

A travel blog entry by illbethere

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... witters der Oschtküschte entlang, wo üs mit wunderschönä vertröimtä Schträndli beidruck, richtig Südä. Gli mau chömä mir z'Oamaru a womer de o grad eher unschpektakulär abr u gmüätlech Siuveschter fiirä. Was üs a däm Örli sehr passt; ...

Have you seen my pen Gwin?, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Have you seen my pen Gwin?

A travel blog entry by paulandhannah

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Moeraki Boulders and Shag Point, Trotters Gorge Scenic Reserve, New Zealand travel blog

Moeraki Boulders and Shag Point

A travel blog entry by daveandnat

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Super Bowl in NZ, Omaru, New Zealand travel blog

Super Bowl in NZ

A travel blog entry by joegoldston

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 Joe: We spent the morning walking through the Oamaru Public Gardens.  There were ponds with ducks, a stream, and lovely flowers galore and some magnificent trees that spread weeping branches around themselves until they formed an enclosed space ...

If It's Thursday It Must Be Penguins, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

If It's Thursday It Must Be Penguins

A travel blog entry by fastforward

... the hostel for a number of months; and a Canadian couple just out of college who are travelling for a couple of months in New Zealand and Australia before returning to Toronto to search for jobs (they too came to Oamaru just to see the penguins). While ...

Penguin parade, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Penguin parade

A travel blog entry by rtwmurraystyle

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... somewhat. This was lucky as Duncan didn't fancy the 45km trek to the next station! We finally got going and headed on to Oamaru, where once we got to the deserted town centre (all the towns so far are ghostly quiet) we hurriedly found the I-site tourist ...

More Penguins in Moeraki!, Moeraki, New Zealand travel blog

More Penguins in Moeraki!

A travel blog entry by yellowbrickroad

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We were told that the Yellow Eyed Penguins (the rarest New Zealand penguin) could be found at a little place just passed the Moeraki boulders, at the turn off to a lighthouse. We stopped off to have a look at the boulders which were a nice sight (and ...

Oamaru: Penguin Paradise, Oamaru, New Zealand travel blog

Oamaru: Penguin Paradise

A travel blog entry by yellowbrickroad

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... . Oamaru is a delightful little town, I absolutely loved it there. It has a Victorian Heritage precinct... quite old for New Zealand (European colonialism-wise) and a penguin colony of endangered Blue Penguins. When we got there we went to the iSite to ...

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