Okiwa Bay Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking
TripAdvisor Reviews Okiwa Bay Lodge Picton
Travel Blogs from Picton
... Invercargill and Dunedin there was a bit but nothing to hold me up. at 9:00 I was driving through Dunedin. I stopped to get some Breakfast at McDonalds then kept driving to Christchurch. along the way I came across a convoy of tractors, the farmers were protesting about something, not sure what exactly. the tractors were going slow, about 30-40 kilometres. I wanted to get to Christchurch ...
... br> on the shoreline. We were lucky to see some sea lions too and the
home, although not the animals themselves as they were already out
fishing, of a colony of little blue penguins. We never saw a whale in
the end, not even in Kaikoura (though we didn't do a boat tour which
maybe we should have) but we did see some of the small Hector's
dolphins bobbing about near the pancake rocks which was pretty cool.
And it's not just sea life, but so many funky birds ...
... to get past each other. The driver called David a “darn fool” or somesuch thing for attempting the road in a bus but in reality our buses were no wider than his vehicle – just longer and higher. We passed him a few moments later (he hadn't moved) – his window was wound up tight and he just stared ahead. It was definitely a hissing kettle moment with our wheels just inches from the drop down into the lake.
After a peaceful and starlit night ...
... put to use with live entertainment from time to time.
Takaka itself appears to be a hive of artists with many galleries, panoramic murals on many external walls and beautiful hanging baskets along both sides of the street.
The wind never abated all day which made driving the big van on the mountainous roads hard work for Russ. Driving up the peninsular even in the ...
... where they were taken from the burrow. We had a screen viewing a kiwi bird who had just hatched out of its egg, the ranger on hand is there to help if any problems occur during this hatching process as many get stuck and struggle. We were able to view one kiwi bird who was only a few days old called Pancake as he laid flat on his tummy, he was so tiny and fluffy and such a rare sight to see it was so exciting.
Franz really had been a brilliant experience and one of ...