Brydone Hotel Oamaru
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Not the best start to the day, Vicki had a puncture; the inner had simply worn out. Poor John, I made myself scarce.
Very cold start to the day and both of us sluggish, but committed to the trip to Oamaru. Lots of hills……….., then more hills, then the cycle trail by pass was so slow to cycle on and so steep, made the …
... which are amazing formations. That night I went down the road to the coast with some people from the hostel and in the dark we spotted lots of little blue penguins coming in to rest for the night and making lots of noise. They even go to sleep sheltering in the Victorian precinct, across the railway line, where there are holes in the bottom of the walls sometimes. We also had a walk around Oamaru gardens and had a quick look around the main town which has lovely ...
... dinner at the hotel, and settled in for the night.
8 February: Today we headed south to Christchurch. This beautiful city sustained an horrendous earthquake and thousands of aftershocks in 2011. When we were here in 2012, it was difficult to get into the center of the city. Now, traffic is allowed in the center, but the destruction is evident everywhere. One of the most iconic buildings destroyed was the Cathedral. ...
... at this time of night, so they would of come in early. We waited for quite a bit, then finally a bit of movement, so we found a good spot, got the camera ready and waited for them to venture up. This time they had a doc person controlling the area, and making sure people were staying away from them. We had a really good spot, but we were in the way of their line of escape, so we moved over a bit a sat next to a street light. After a long wait, they eventually came out, and where ...
... dusk. We entertain ourselves in Oamaru and head back to the colony just before dark. Turned out to be the best $20 we've spent. Even though the weather got worse it was really cool watching the penguins come in from the sea. They have a grand stand sort of thing and orange flood lights lighting up the path that the penguins use. One corner of the stand just about stayed dry with the wind blowing the rain in. The penguins ride the ...
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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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