The Mill House
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- Breakfast Available
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... for 2 and we have to say it was up there with the best beef we have ever had in our lives. Absolutely delicious and a great end to one of our favourite days so far. We now have a lot of wines to look out for and buy when we come home to the UK!
After such a hard day’s work we had a good night’s sleep and awoke the next morning with a 12:45 whale watching tour in Kaikoura to get to. We made a couple of stops on the short-ish (1.5hrs) drive down the coast, ...
... seaweed. As we got nearer we could see just how popular they are, there were bus loads of people! The boulders start life as a pearl does in an oyster. The stone grows around a gritty piece and keeps growing. Some then split in half revealing their inside. A strange natural phenomenon! They are quite enigmatic, placed like pieces on a chess set. We arrived just as the tide was turning which was great. Richard got talking to some English visitors, wearing his 'Priddy ...
... the magnificent Moeraki boulders. The boulders are the ones that you often see in the inspirational posters. They were pretty impressive at how round and perfectly formed they were. They had been formed in the sea many years ago and then once the sea retreated they were left on land and eventually fell off the costal eroded cliffs (I think that was the story anyway) From there up to Oamaru we came across our first wild fire. Certainly was a good thing to ...
The next stop on my route was Oamaru, where I wanted to spot some penguins. Unfortunately, the yellow-eyed penguins are very shy and it's difficult to shoot some good pictures of them.
The little,blue penguins always appear in packs and are very funny to watch. But the location where the penguins arrive at night is fully tourist optimized and therefore the entrance fee was quite expensive, Instead, I discovered a whisky cellar, which sold long forgotten New Zealand Whisky.
... found the I-site (information site) and asked if they could recommend anywhere to eat and they suggested a place called the Star and Garter, which was close by. We went in, greeted with a warm smile and showed to our table. One thing we have noticed with most eating establishments in New Zealand, without asking, a jug of water and glasses would appear.
After a bite to eat we walked around the Victorian area of ...