Owaka Lodge Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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Travel Blogs from Owaka
... with blue sea and lots of sheep.
We also went to Nugget Point, so called for the rocks in the sea below. We saw seals basking on the rocks below us. Looking out to sea beyond the rocks it was easy to understand the next land was Antartica.
Next stop ...
Alarm at eight and then coffee and chats around the table. We have felt so welcome here and we have chatted, swapped experiences, and got on so well. We've turned up with little introduction, been very warmly welcomed and shown a beautiful part of this country. Honoured. On the road again.We stopped briefly at Oamaru to have a coffee and to admire the Main Street with it's imposing Victorian post office, civic buildings and banks etc, built ...
... br> Cold but glowing we headed back to Blondini for the night.
The next morning I headed off to the toilet block of doom and couldn’t resist stopping to have a look at the ocean views. Lo and behold before my very eyes dolphins were jumping out of the surf just meters from the shore. I knew that this bay was renowned for having a pod of Hectors dolphins but these guys were unreal. I ran down to the beach and just watched them playing in ...
Woke up just after 6 this morning to Skype Scarlet (& grandma & Grandad). After a very nice chat we took the opportunity to get up and go for a stroll along the beach and watched the magnificent sunrise out across the bay. Having had to be out of the car park by 8am we trundled our way along the scenic coastal route and decided to keep going south and explore a little of the Catlins region recommended as a great place for nature lovers. First ...
... nowhere to be seen. All we were left with was a big dud of a beach that’s only alluded to the premise of “probably being wonderful in summer”. We took the disappointment lightly, the damage repaired by a hilltop cup of tea. Is there nothing tea can’t fix? We did have slightly more luck at the Petrified Forest lookout where we spotted a rare yellow-eyed penguin. Granted, one out of a possible 18 penguins wasn't a terrific haul, ...