Brydone Hotel Oamaru
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBrydone Hotel Oamaru
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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... in.......and some joined us. The old seafront quarter consists of the old wool stores and associated companies. The stores now contain bookshops and art, craft, textiles etc. The one tourist attraction that is different is called Steam Punk and has industrial machinery turned into interactive sculpture, for want of a better word! Very interesting and on a huge scale. The waterfront playground is also very different and in a similar style.....Marl did the flying fox ...
The cities in NZ remember me to a wild west movie: you have one street and the shops on your right and left side look like card. I like Oamaru. It has next to the main street an old harbour area. You can find some interesting art galleries there. Had a nice conversation with an artist, who thought the end of the World will come soon. In the evening I watched the small, blue-eyed pinguines on the beach. There was also only one ...
... then they will find it the nearest river with sea access and drop it off there to go and have some fun! Whilst we were there we also learnt about the Kakapo, which is the worlds heaviest parrot (we watched a video where it fell out of the tree it was climbing) and also flightless! They seem very endearing creatures, with unfortunately only 126 left at the last count - all on predator free islands. Once ...
We left Lake Tekapo where the weather was sunny and dry to head South again as the weather around Doubtful Sound and Milford South is supposed to improve for Monday and Tuesday. This might be the only opportunity we get before the bad weather closes in again. But it is a risk. Mainly a travel day, some of it retracing our steps, we went past the Moeraki Bolders site, but it was raining so ...
... the oh so fresh water.
Other highlights have included Dee inadvertently walking into a subtly disguised sleeping sea lion followed by what appeared to be vertical takeoff.
We have seen albatross and their chicks, yellow eyed penguins, glowworms in underground caves and other delights of nature, all fortunately at a safe distance ....