Kiwis Nest

597 George St., Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand | Hotel
Prices starting from $23.00

Travel Blogs from Dunedin

Back to Dunedin, in the rain

A travel blog entry by johnnym on Feb 28, 2014

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My last long intercity journey; nearly five hours back to Dunedin. A distinct feeling of déjà vu, but a stronger one that the season was corresponding exactly with the dates that mark it-today was supposed to be the last day of summer (which fact had entirely passed me by until I read it in the paper, not being used to the idea that …

Roaring Forties – it’s a good hair day

A travel blog entry by journeyer


... 8211; some working really hard against the strong winds and some looking like they were simply enjoying the ride. We thank our local hosts at Kingfisher Farm Stay and 1908 Café in Portobello for their advice to go for the Monarch Cruise to see the birds from the sea instead of visiting the Royal Albatross Center and looking out from land.

Our hair was blowing ...

Sculptural move

A travel blog entry by dulcielofting

... and quite by chance I happened to look round and lo and behold the clouds had parted just sufficiently to glimpse the summit of Aoraki and her attendants. I yelled, Reg screamed to a halt and we all tumbled out cameras in hands. The resulting shots are not fantastic to be honest. It is one of those occasions to hold in the mind and remember that the mighty mountain showed herself momentarily as a fitting climax and we are suitably grateful. We arrived in Oamaru in time ...

Sand Dunes and a Yellow Eyed Penguin

A travel blog entry by thebartons99


... penguins (apparently as much as or more than elephants), so here is some extra info:

  • Yellow-eyed penguins are the rarest of all penguins. They are the last species of their genus Megadyptes and the most ancient of all living penguin species.
  • They are classified as endangered (only one step below critically endangered, two steps below extinct in the wild) by the IUCN.
  • There are fewer than 7,000 ...

No plan survives contact with the enemy

A travel blog entry by iainog


... we got up to Queenstown in good time. We filled up with diesel and found that the chip on my debit card has failed so we used up almost the last of the NZ cash we brought with us. I tried using the card at an ATM with the same result; never mind Linda will have to finance the rest of the trip. From Queenstown we headed for Wanaka across the highest drivable pass on the islands. This provided us with some stunning views and was a stern test for the RV as some ...

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This hotel, located on 597 George St., Dunedin, is near Taieri Gorge Railway, Cadbury World, Otago Settlers Museum, and Olveston.
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