Owaka Lodge Motel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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We left the motel (nice place but the coffee hadn't been replaced from yesterday so a coffee shop was a priority( and headed for the station as it is renowned as a spectacular building. We parked up outside (a dollar for an hour, imagine that outside a station in the UK!) and took a few pictures, it was an impressive building, only used today for the tourist train that goes up into the hills outside Dunedin. Next stop a coffee ...
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 ...
... rocks and get really close to it. It was gorgeous. Next stop was Nugget Point and Roaring bay there was a lighthouse and costal views everywhere you looked. There was also this really strange noise at first we thought it was the birds that were flying around but we quickly learned that it was fur seals sitting on the rocks way below us! Then we looked in the water and there was more playing in the ocean! It was cool to see. We walked along ...
... biscuits we continued along the gravel roads to Purakaunui Falls which was very impressive with its tiered sheer rock faces. Although a bit of a whistle stop tour of the very eastern edge of the Catlins they were well worth the visit with some great wildlife, rugged coastal bays and lush farmland. Next stop today is north east to Clinton to visit Duane and his family (aka Dibley) from Young Farmers/village days. Looking forward to catching up with ...
... sheltered. Near the town of Balclutha we found it, parked up and started dinner. We were a few feet from a fence to a field with cows in it. Very nice. Until they started coming up to the fence. Just one at first, staring at me, never once averting her glance. I shut the curtain. A few minutes later I peaked around the curtain. There were three of four cows now, all staring. I couldn't eat dinner with them staring at me (and no, we weren't having ...