South Sea Hotel
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... carpark and headed over to Stewart Island for 3 days. Our first (and last) hostel stay in NZ.
Fearful of the ferry trip being rough we were blessed with calm seas and bright sunshine and as we arrived in Oban the port town of Stewart Island we could just watch the albatross (called Mollymawks) flying everywhere.
Our first outing in Stewart Island was a boat trip over to Ulva Island one of the best bird watching spots. The boat across was ...
... A very enjoyable journey arriving in Oban to a bright, sunny and blustery day! After picking up our hut tickets from DOC and stopping for a coffee and delicious carrot cake, we headed off the 5 km to the start of the track. The start of the track is signified by a huge chain link, part of the chain holding the anchor for the Maori ancestral canoe which brought them to these lands. The track starts along the coast through light bush and wonderful beaches and coves and ...
... Back in Oban at 3pm we headed to the pub for a drink to escape the rain showers, Tony saw a dutch guy he knew from the Stray bus so he joins our walking party! So we head back out again to do walk number 4 to Evening Cove; very lovely little peaceful and secluded beach :) Back again in the town we picked up some bottles and wine & fish and chips for dinner back at the hostel. Very pleasant ...
... which is a 20 minute flight away.
The aerodrome was built in the late 1970's, the runway being constructed from native red rock, it was later asphalted and the runway length is 800 metres (2625 ft).
Before the construction of the runway amphibious planes landed in the bay and taxied up the beach to the hotel.
There is one grocery store on the island and fresh produce arrives on a daily basis on the first ferry of the day from Invercargill.
... Kleid an und Danilo kaufte Gel für seine Haare! Essen war mit dem Preis des Tickets inklusive und auch gab es eine Band. Der Abend hat uns sehr gefallen und wir haben getanzt, getrunken und mit den Einheimischen gequatscht.
Dem Morgen danach ging es für uns zeitig raus, denn wir wollten die Ostereier-jagt sehen. Mit einem Startsignal rennen die Kinder auf einen abgesteckten Bereich auf dem Strand und versuchen ...