Owaka Lodge Motel
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Travel Blogs from Owaka
... to hang around the town this time around, instead preferring to explore the nearby mountain ranges where it was near impossible not to come across a scene from lord of the rings. However, upon our arrival at our DOC campsite for the night, it would not be a character from lord of the rings that would greet us, but a dead ringer for Rick Grimes from the walking dead. Like a true sheriff, Rick kept us on the straight and narrow, and ensured that we paid ...
... cruise passengers. The small boat was really nice since there were only eight of us on it and so no jostling for position to see wildlife. The boat was equipped with binoculars and heavy duty waterproof coats if you were to need them and as on the. Black Cat the day before we were given a commentary. We were told that the day was just right to observe the albatross. There are apparently many birds who have returned to the nesting site who will have been out at ...
... the track we saw fur seals playing on the waters edge. We had a lunch break back at the car park with cliff top views. We then travelled to our site and pitched up a few metres from the beach with views across the bay. We walked along the pristine beach and stumbled across a Hooker sealion having an afternoon snooze! They are one of the rarest sea lions and this is one of two places where they breed on ...
... with protecting them. For example, there are limitations on usage of the bay but there is a surf school there. There are stricter rules regarding the penguins. It helps that Curio Bay doesn't have a beach, the shore is all rocks. No surprise, the penguins were our reason for stopping there.
The yellow-eyed penguins are very shy. They nest in the bushes. They are only viewable in the early morning or evening, when they go out to ...
Fergus guided us as we walked past a sleeping sea lion on our path to Cannibal Bay (use your imagination as to the reason behind this name). There were sea lions! And then Fergus pointed to the end of the bay and describes our meeting up point – asking us if we felt comfortable walking the bay without him and he would take the van over to pick us up – a one way walk along the ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking