Travel Blogs from Portobello, New Zealand

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Albatrosser og pingviner, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Albatrosser og pingviner

A travel blog entry by clausendk

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... noget af denne fauna. Men vejret ... det havde regnet hele natten og det regnede stadigvæk. Så for første gang siden ankomsten til New Zealand trak vi (Bodil og Jan) i regntøjet og tog i løbet af formiddagen af sted til albatros-centeret, der ligger ...

Otago Peninsula, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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Den heutigen Tag (11.12.12) haben wir mit der Erkundung der 30 Kilometer langen und 12 Kilometer breiten Halbinsel "Otago Peninsula" verbracht. Die Zufahrt befindet sich im Stadtzentrum von "Dunedin". Die Halbinsel bietet eine abwechslungsreiche ...

The Otago Peninsular, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

The Otago Peninsular

A travel blog entry by yellowbrickroad

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We drove down to Dunedin on the way to the Otago Peninsular. It was the biggest city we had been to yet, but New Zealand isn't about the cities, it's the wildlife and landscapes that blow you away. We stopped for supplies then left the city for the ...

Blue Penguins and Royal Albatrosses, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Blue Penguins and Royal Albatrosses

A travel blog entry by john2112

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... drivers breathing down our necks behind!!!   Thankfully we arrived at Lavender House, our "historic" (19th century) B & B at Portobello in one piece, had a quick dinner and headed out to the nature reserve at the end of the peninsula which, we ...

Nugget Point, Tunnel Beach and Purakaunui Falls, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Nugget Point, Tunnel Beach and Purakaunui Falls

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

... as the most spectacular! We kept on driving with our next stop the spectacular Nugget Point, Well worth the detour. There were a few New Zealand Fur Seals along the way but the highlight, for sure is the view from the lighthouse out to sea and these ...

Portobello – Wildlife @ Otago Peninsula, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Portobello – Wildlife @ Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by schabby

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... Weg gemacht und sind der Abendsonne entgegen zurück zum Van gelaufen. Schön war’s! Noch das kurze Stück bis Portobello gefahren, wo wir unterm Southern Cross und Milky Way vom Wind in den Schlaf geschaukelt wurden. Ein absoluter perfekter road ...

Penguin hunters, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Penguin hunters

A travel blog entry by jundan

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After a decent nights sleep in the hostel in Dunedin, we woke up early had the free breakfast (bowl of cornflakes!) then headed off through town to the Otago Peninsula. It was drizzly and the roads were really windy around the coastline, it made for a ...

Fizz on the spit, Warrington, New Zealand travel blog

Fizz on the spit

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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Respect to K this morning as she managed a 4Km soft sand beach run followed by an ice cold shower in the Surf Club without bleating. En-route to Dunedin, K spotted a factory wool shop and posted home 2kg of Possum and Merino wool, allegedly you cannot ...

Til Otago Peninsula, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Til Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by clausendk

... og rent, men upraktisk indrettet. Efter en badetur på en lille strand overfor, tog Jan og jeg på indkøb i halvøens eneste lille by, Portobello, hvor der stort set kun var et hotel og en landhandel. Vi bookede en Wild-life-tour med 4-wheeler til næste ...

Hooker Inlet, Lover's Leap and the Chasm, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Hooker Inlet, Lover's Leap and the Chasm

A travel blog entry by jonclark2000

... ice cream shop on the way that put a big smile on Erica’s face. We also stopped at Shag Point  - lots of New Zealand Fur Seals around and a couple of Yellow Eyed Penguins. New birds we'd seen since leaving Stewart Island and coming up to Otago ...

Waitaki Valley and Otago Peninsula, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Waitaki Valley and Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by aguas

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... the movie Chronicles of Narnia. Speaking of movie settings, as you probably know, the Lord of the Rings Trilogy was shot in New Zealand (not surprisingly), there are sites used as settings for the movie all over the country, so we won't even mention it ...

Otago Peninsula, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by agi_and_rudi

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... seals and the reason for the name of this place, the shag birds. We also stop in Port Chalmers the birthplace of New Zealand's modern export trade, where we can already see Otago Peninsula across the Otago Harbour waters and its main city Portobello. The ...

I'm no ancient mariner but..., Harington Point, New Zealand travel blog

I'm no ancient mariner but...

A travel blog entry by iainog

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Drove for ages to see some Albatrosses but all we saw were red billed ...

Lots to see and do, we like it here Part 2., Portobello, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Lots to see and do, we like it here Part 2.

A travel blog entry by steve_p

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Up bright and early as it is a beautiful day. Headed up the peninsula road that follows the coastline of the Otago Harbour to Taiaroa (Pukekura) Head Albatross Colony. Booked ourselves a tour of the reserve, plus the Wartime emplacements and its ...

We've come to see Albatross, Portobello, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

We've come to see Albatross

A travel blog entry by steve_p

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... . Didn't hang around here, as we drove through and out on the south east side to the Otago Peninsula over the top route, Chris got frightened because all the big drops were on her side! Landed @ Portobello where we quickly decided to stay three ...

Southern Scenic Route, South Island, NZ, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Southern Scenic Route, South Island, NZ

A travel blog entry by gringowithdrawl

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... .  From Nugget Point we drove on to the Otago Peninsula since Dunedin didn't allow freedom camping.  We camped in Portobello and drove to Pilots Beach in hopes of catching a glimpse of the much talked about albatross.  We did see ...

Lots to see & do, we like it here, Part 1., Portobello, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Lots to see & do, we like it here, Part 1.

A travel blog entry by steve_p

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... to finish with the current patient, and in Chris went. Brilliant, but you have to pay $60, but well worth it. No chemist in Portobello, so off down the coast road to Macandrew Bay to get the script processed, that is what they call them in NZ. An inhaler ...

Down On The Farm., Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Down On The Farm.

A travel blog entry by azandhelen

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... we actually had to drive through Dunedin to get to the hostel, so a little miffed as it was getting late, set off in search of Portobello.  As the sun started to set, the rain dried up and it turned out to be a beautiful night.  Arriving at ...

Christchurch - Dunedin, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Christchurch - Dunedin

A travel blog entry by coma-weltreise

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Nun ging die Reise ins grüne Neuseeland erst richtig los. Der türkisblaue Bergsee Lake Tekapo war unser erstes Ziel. Die Fahrt führte uns durch Hügellandschaften, welche uns ein bisschen an die Schweiz oder dann an Schottland erinnerten. ;-) In ...

Otago Peninsula, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by coloexplorers

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... home is gorgeous, and equally so are the gardens.  The views are spectacular.  We drove on to the town of Portobello and checked into our campground and had lunch.  Then we went to our tour at Penguin Place, a unique conservation project ...

Dunedin – Cadbury’s World & Otago, Otago Peninsular, New Zealand travel blog

Dunedin – Cadbury’s World & Otago

A travel blog entry by debsndarren

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We had another GrabOne voucher for a half price tour around Cadbury's World in Dunedin, we were booked in for 11am. After a quick video telling us about the history of Cadbury’s we donned hair nets and Darren had a beard snood we set off on our ...

NZ Has a Castle!, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

NZ Has a Castle!

A travel blog entry by mhwalktheearth

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In the morning we went to see Larnach Castle, NZ's only castle (although someone is trying to build another). The building is impressive, albeit not on the scale of Europe's castles. The story of the man who had it built, William Larnach, is tragic. ...

Gelbaugenpinguine und Seelöwen, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Gelbaugenpinguine und Seelöwen

A travel blog entry by newzealand2010

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Sonntag 31.01, Nach dem Besuch der Stadt und dem vielen Autofahren, ist uns nach Natur und draußen. So kommen wir an den Pinguinen nicht vorbei und buchen spontan eine Wanderung im Pinguin Conservation Centre, wo man direkt am Strand, aber von ...

Birthday Girl, Otago Peninsula, New Zealand travel blog

Birthday Girl

A travel blog entry by cheeseandcarrie

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19/2/13 We woke to a nice morning for Carries Birthday. We headed back into Dunedin for a look around and both liked the place. As it is the Edinburgh of the south we managed to bug some Haggis in a butchers after having visited the worlds steepest ...

An easy day?, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

An easy day?

A travel blog entry by phil100652

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... . After a very leisurely breakfast, we took a reasonably long but fairly easy walk from our motel to the end of the Portobello headland, with a toasted sandwich from the local cafe on the way. It was a lovely walk. So peaceful and with superb views all ...

Dunedin & Otago Peninsula, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Dunedin & Otago Peninsula

A travel blog entry by bikhit

First stop of the day was Nugget point where we got some more great views of NZ Fur Seals.  Drove into Dunedin, had a nice lunch in the sunshine and a quick look around.  Laid back city with a nice feel. Next stop was tunnel beach.  ...

Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head, Taiaroa Head, New Zealand travel blog

Royal Albatross Centre at Taiaroa Head

A travel blog entry by thebartons99

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  Albatross are the world’s largest seabirds. Taiaroa Head (at the tip of the Otago Peninsula and south end of the harbour mouth) is the only mainland Royal Albatross breeding colony in the world. All other colonies are on remote ...

Birthday, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Birthday

A travel blog entry by shobden

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... 8217;s factory shop. Decadence if you ask me. Pleased with their day, we drove out of the city along a rather narrow coastal road to Portobello on the Otago peninsular. There we stayed the night. I knew as soon as the sun was up and the sky was blue, ...

Tag der Seelöwen, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Tag der Seelöwen

A travel blog entry by axelundkarin

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Unsere erste Nacht in einem Camper war überraschend erholsam. Wir haben beide gut geschlafen und wurden in der Früh sanft durch die aufgehende Sonne geweckt. Sogar temperaturmäßig ging's für Karin ohne Heizung, obwohl es nachts auf ca. sechs Grad ...

Entry #2: Hey mate. Mate? I’m not your mate!, Portobello, New Zealand travel blog

Entry #2: Hey mate. Mate? I’m not your mate!

A travel blog entry by jeromeasselin

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Entry #2: Hey mate. Mate? I'm not your mate! Élément analysé: The way people from New-Zealand introduce sometimes themselves with strangers. Description Often, when I go to the supermarket or at any kind of shops, the casher greets me by saying: hey ...

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