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Very lovely place, room great and helpful manager and staff!! Food wonderful.
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... curvy roads. The roads were either In between mountains or in between a mountain and the ocean. It was nuts. Our whole thing about Kaikoura was to go see the seal colony. These seals are nice though and let you get fairly close and don't attack you like the ones from the northland trip. You could go up this trail on this big hill that had a lookout and you could see pretty far and all the seals. It was neat. So we're all looking out and admiring nature as we do and ...
... 15+ miles including some climbs. An early start was needed so up at 6.15, breakfasted and walking by 7.30. The early morning views and sounds made it all worthwhile! Sometimes 360 degrees of the Marlborough and Kenepura Sounds, turquoise water visible through ferns, manuka trees, even palm trees. All accompanied by amazing birdsong and the odd sighting of a tui or a fantail. We're not very knowledgeable on birds but there were other walkers able to tell ...
... Island campsite (Aussie Bay). On arrival we were enthusiastically greeted with banana bread muffins, a bag of goat feed for the camp site goat, and a rundown of all the animals on the farm (and their names!) this is probably the coolest campsite we've been to yet!
The usual rigmarole of sorting and washing and cleaning and cooking ensued (as is usual when we hit a powered site with facilities), as well as ...
... take photo's that Dad almost stepped on one, it gave a cute little growl then just laid straight back down.
The weather says it will rain tomorrow which will be the first time we have actually seen rain in New Zealand. We went out for dinner at the Koura Bay Lodge which was a beautiful restaurant with big glass windows and a massive fire place, weirdly we were the only ones there it was so nice and relaxing Jake and ...
... being terrified it was the most beautiful scenic flight with a prime view of the Marlborough Sounds on the way out and Wellington's lovely harbour on the way in. I spent nearly 3 days wondering round quirky shops, drinking fabulous coffee and of course eating in lots of nice restaurants as well as visiting the Te Papa museum, taking the cable car up the Botanical Gardens and having a wee nosy around the Parliament buildings. Wellington is definitely my kinda city.