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... draws large white arrows at turns etc. using dry plaster in a squirty bottle. Very helpful at times, although each morning we are given a sheet with diagrams, directions, elevations and other technical detail, to follow. We just tend to follow the arrows!! Sorry Tim! Our first stop was (again, the pelaton, were ahead of us) to have a quick look at a nice sandstone church; second stop to look at some ancient Maori rock art at Takiroa. Then a stop at Duntroon to see ...
... next few nights! Further on our journey we visited Moeraki Boulders which are a natural phenomena of spherical shape boulders found on the beach, some of which are 2 metres in diameter. Dunedin is also known as the Scotland of the South and we instantly saw why - the hills are incredible and lucky for us we were staying half way up one of them. Again due to our fabulous travel consultants - Bobby and Nadine - we were staying with friends of the Rowan family, Stu ...
... that come out of the sea at dusk to find nests for the night. We waited for the sun to go down, and sure enough they started to spring up all over the place. In bushes and by the roadside, sometimes darting across to avoid cars! They were very sweet. I got told off by a jobsworth at one point for taking a picture with the flash, but oh well! I got some good pictures. A nice day, but a long one. Bit of a lie in tomorrow hopefully, before heading to Lake Tekapo. ...
... particularly Ostler...we were very fortunate that, even though the shop is usually only open weekends from noon-2 pm, the owner, Jim, happened to be in the store with the door open so he welcomed us in! Turns out Jim was a medical doctor, son of an oncologist, who gave up his medical practice and turned viticulturist when he and his brother-in-law bought some ...
... then along the coast through Timaru which was quite a big coastal town with a very pretty seafront. The ocean as we drove on from there was a real turquoise colour but that wasn't evident in the photos.
Now we are at Oamaru, catching up with an old nursing friend. Tomorrow we'll see the local area highlights then the following day to Mt Cook.
Other places to stay in South Island
377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown | 5 star hotelfrom $154
Corner Earl Street and Marine Parade, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $107
- Great central location
- Great spot!
- Not bad but make sure you have a printout of your reservation
28 - 30 Cathedral Square, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $152
cnr Cashel & High Sts, PO Box 22755 , Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Private Bag, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- A fabulous anniversary
- Great position, wonderful views
- OK for the price
Corner Frankton Road And Stanley Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- We had a lovely stay
- Had a lovely stay
- A large hotel with little atmosphere
corner Cardrona Valley & Studholme Rds, Wanaka | 4 star hotelfrom $100
52 Cathedral Square, Christchurch | 5 star hotelfrom $153
118 High Street, Dunedin | 3 star hotelfrom $108
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $111
State Highway 6, Franz Josef | 3 star hotelfrom $123
Beach Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Great hotel in great location
- Modern hotel in Queenstown
- Amazing hotel.....
550 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $101
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $164
- St Moritz, Queenstown
- A Wonderful Stay
- Great Views
107 Hereford Street, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $112
165 Cashel St, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $59
- Yes, it's a pod
- New concept hotel
- Neues Konzepthotel
Sainsbury Road 9197, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $78
189 Deans Ave, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $125
449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $183
91 Fernhill Rd, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $115
- Good and bad at the Heritage
- An Alpine retreat from the bustle of Queenstown
- Noisy neighbours spoilt the stay.
64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $106
41 Town Centre, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $81
27 Nile Street West, Nelson | 3 star hotelfrom $134
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $87
Corner Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin | 4 star hotelfrom $113