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... large and comfortable and just a minute's walk to the water. Merodee's grandfather bought the bay in 1914. He subsequently sold half of the bay, and the descendants share the property through a company that is family managed. We were greeted by Merodee, and daughters Fiona and Jenny and Jenny's six week old daughter. Ava. Rob's sister and brother-in-law arrived soon after we did. In the afternoon, Buzz and John went out at low ...
... up with the cheese and crackers, it was great, couldn't be beaten when washed down with a few New Zealand local beers.
Friday morning we took in the sights that Dunedin had to offer, my favourite being Cadburys World, before heading off the Queenstown. It was quite a long drive but across Lord Of The Rings 'Middle Earth' so the views where very good. In Queenstown we crashed where Ellen was living which was great. Had some good Chinese food and chilled in the ...
... t resist on buying the dogs a treat. I think we felt like we could really relate to them. We made some lunch, a couple of toasties, then finished off planning and packing. We had said our goodbyes this morning, and as they weren't going to be around to drop us into town, Sharon had arranges for Bev to pick us up and drop us down to the bus. Even though we had only met Bev a couple of times, even she welcomed us so warmly and wished us luck and gave us a hug before they headed ...
... for the costal town of Oamaru! During the two hour journey we passed near enough zero traffic, but then why would we when we passed about 3 (i think 3, maybe 4) towns that are really villages by UK standards! Acres and Acres of sheep and Cattle passed by as well as beautiful aqua lakes dotted with the odd Dam/Powerstation! It was a nice drive over!
We were heading for the Blue Penguin Sancturay at Oamaru! Its home to one of two colonies of blue penguins in the area and so ...
... our drive we passed over a couple of interesting bridges across rivers …..they have been built low to the ground with no sides so that during flood conditions the water can just flow over them. Another common bridge configuration is the single lane……there is just a sign on either end indicating which of the 2 lanes has right of way. These are common even on good highways with speed limits of 100km per hour!
We have started to make it a habit ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Tokarahi Homestead South Island
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377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown | 5 star hotelfrom $91
Corner Earl Street and Marine Parade, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- 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 $182
cnr Cashel & High Sts, PO Box 22755 , Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Private Bag, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- A fabulous anniversary
- Great position, wonderful views
- OK for the price
Corner Frankton Road And Stanley Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $97
- We had a lovely stay
- Had a lovely stay
- A large hotel with little atmosphere
Corner Cardrona Valley & Studholme Rds, Wanaka | 4 star hotelfrom $103
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch | 5 star hotelfrom $144
118 High Street, Dunedin | 3 star hotelfrom $110
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $139
State Highway 6, Franz Josef | 3 star hotelfrom $99
Beach Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $134
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Corner Memorial Avenue and Orchard Road, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $123
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $157
- St Moritz, Queenstown
- A Wonderful Stay
- Great Views
107 Hereford Street, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $105
165 Cashel St, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $59
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Sainsbury Road 9197, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $77
189 Deans Ave, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $135
449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $157
91 Fernhill Rd, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $113
- Good and bad at the Heritage
- An Alpine retreat from the bustle of Queenstown
- Noisy neighbours spoilt the stay.
Lakefront Drive, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $97
Town Centre, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Trafalgar Square, Nelson | 3 star hotelfrom $126
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Corner Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin | 4 star hotelfrom $105