Owaka Lodge Motel
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Tues 7th Feb.... trip on Doubtful Sound We got up early and headed off to catch the boat on Lake Manapouri. The cost of the day trip was NZ$215 each, booked with Real Journeys - well worth it. It was a fine morning but not sunny - however, it was not raining so that was good news. There were quite a few people on the boat - about 50 in total - all …
First thing after breakfast we were off to a small jetty further out along the peninsular to join a cruise to see albatross. We booked it that morning, taking advantage of our surprise location outside of Dunedin. The motel owners rang through to the trip operator, Monarch. Cruises and secured our places. There is a Royal Albatross Reserve at the end of the peninsula. We were put onto the small boat as there was a cruise ship in (again!) and that was fully booked ...
... 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 ...
... would be a very different and inhospitable place when the gales and rain are blowing in from the Southern Ocean. As I say …. Just like Scotland!
Further along the coast we spent some time at Curio Bay walking on the petrified forest which is exposed at low tide. At first it looks just like a rocky seabed, but then stumps, branches and roots emerge as your eyes get better at picking them out. 170 million ...
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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