Brydone Hotel Oamaru
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One of the top 5 hotel rooms we've ever stayed in. Huge amount of space and much needed spa bath after 306.6 kms of cycling
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After spending the night in Christchurch, we rented a car so we could explore the south island of New Zealand for the next few days.
Our first stop was Oamaru, along the coast. The drive was just over 3 hours through farm lands on New Zealand's version of a highway but was mostly a two lane road. To add to the fun, they drive on the other …
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The second stop was the stunning Brancott Estate which had incredible views out over their vineyard to the signature mountain range which emblazons their labels. We started with a 5 minute video on the history of the vineyard, with the screen rising at the end to reveal this view outside. It was a really clever and somewhat jaw-dropping moment – very well done by them. The wine was again delicious, this time 5 wines which included their ...
... delicious....blue cod and chips. We sat outside and shared them as the portions were so large. Afterwards we booked up to see the blue penguins back at Oamaru. These are nocturnal, they leave the nests at about 3am , go feeding all day and then return when it gets dark to feed their babies.We had a marvellous view, we paid extra so we could see them more clearly coming up from the sea and afterwards we could walk around the walkway and ...
... up the bikes and hopped on the bus to avoid the hilliest sections. We were all offloaded again about half an hour later. Pretty countryside and the biggest herd of cows, walking up to their milking shed, that we have ever seen. Maybe 500 cows!? A bit of a head wind at times, but not too bad. And so we continued on for another 30kms until we reached THE OCEAN! And so we continued on for another 30kms until we reached THE OCEAN! We made it........and another PB ...
... there with his family. His house is tiny and Spartan, with two old dining chairs and one tiny tv. They have no real furniture, no hobbies and no fridge or phone. He offered us cans of food to take when we left. He was wearing about 9 shirts and a grimy old sweater with a pair of short shorts. The ass was ripped out of the shorts and we could see inside. ...