The Mill House

State Highway One, Oamaru, South Island, 9495, New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Oamaru

Oamaru...whitestone, whisky, beer & cheese!

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07


... tastes good...we had some on our turkey burgers that evening and it really enhanced the flavour!

Today Oamaru's main claim to fame besides cheese and Whitestone is penguins, as both the small blue penguins and the larger yellow-eyed penguins have significant colonies here and, if they are about, they can be seen quite easily from a few places near town. Douglas and I went out to the ...

Geraldine to Oamaru

A travel blog entry by russandbeth


... looking fleece but others were black or dark brown with thick curly fleece.

Lots of crops and hay in the process of being cut and baled (round and square bales).

After a while we passed Nicole and Heinz, the Swiss couple pushing along.
We’ll probably see them again on the road to Mt Cook.

First stop today was Fairlie ...

Reliving the Past

A travel blog entry by mhwalktheearth

... Caird. Sure enough, it was a replica of the rowboat Ernest Shackleton and five others used to cross from Antarctica to South Georgia Island. It was a prop from an NZ movie about the crossing and the amazing job Frank Worsley, a Kiwi, did navigating in those rough seas. We can't escape the story.

Oamaru is one of the more interesting cities we visited on the South Island. In addition to the historic district, it has a downtown area. We enjoyed walking ...

Meant to be an easy day. but another tough slog

A travel blog entry by johnrennienz


... wave her hair dry. Fingers are like claws.

Tea at Fat Sally’s for skinny Vicki and starving John. Lots of back- patting. Not a single argument, not one tantrum, meltdown or even a hint of’ it’s too hard”. We just got on and did it!

We are very proud of what we accomplished. It was far harder than we ever imagined but we rose to the challenge and WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND THE A2O to anyone unless they were serious ...


A travel blog entry by shoestringkiwis


... base and we had that with asparagus. An old recipe, but one that always turns out well. The leftovers are great for lunch the next day.

Luckily the sun was shining this morning, so we had a wander around the Botanical Gardens - really impressive. 22 acres of immaculately maintained grounds being well used for birthday picnics etc. We popped in to the Whitestone cheese factory before heading out to Bushy Beach to try ...

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