Travel Blogs from South Island
... in the suitcase, we hope! Douglas and Jim had a great time yakking about all-things wine and we ended up spending quite a while there!
Worn out from our long day of beer, whisky, cheese, and wine sampling, we decided to find somewhere to overnight in Kurow, so we pulled into the parking lot of the town's Memorial Hall/Community Centre and settled in...what a day!
... but it isn't. It's just a shop selling them in clear bags instead of the branded packaging and also the factory seconds. They had loads of cheap stuff there so we got a bag of, apparently Christmas trees, with flavoured marshmallow in the middle. Strawberry, honeycomb and orange. Also we got a bag of blueberry penguins, they were pretty damn good too. We were good though, the two bags lasted us nearly three days... And they were quite big too. We did share the chocolate ones too, ...
... place of a hole is a basket. The goal is to land the Frisbee in the basket in as few throws as possible. Sounds simple, yes? Ahh but you see, I wasn’t very good. In fact I was bloody awful at it. This activity gave rise to a dark side of me that my friends back home know only too well – my competitive game rage. Owing to the fact I’m generally of a docile, laid back nature, my new chums were understandably ...
Loved the heated bed so much i didn't want to get out of bed. To add to my laziness it was raining. Agra let us sleep in and check out late. she even drove me and the two girls from Hing Kong down to the bus stop. At Noon I boarded the bus and headed for Invercargill. We made a stop for a snack and I had a hot chocolate, the bus was freezing. We then made a quick ...
... Eyed Penguins. The little penguins could also be seen but it was a paid tour so we opted for the free viewing of the others instead.
We went to the info centre and got the details of the beach nearby where the penguins would come in between 6-8pm daily. So we made our way to Bushy Beach just before 6pm and up to the viewing walkway. All access to the beach is closed after 3pm to give the penguins their space and privacy. We immediately ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Tokarahi Homestead South Island
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
50 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.....
Corner Memorial Avenue and Orchard Road, 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.
Lakefront Drive, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Town Centre, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Trafalgar Square, Nelson | 3 star hotelfrom $134
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $87
Corner Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin | 4 star hotelfrom $113