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TravelPod Member ReviewsYha Oamaru
Lucked out at this hostel as there was only me and one other lady in our 4 share. It was great for 2 but might have been small with more. Slept great. Kitchen small too but had some nice picnic tables outside to eat. Very convenient to Botannical Gradens behind...which were VERY nice and short walk to bus station...maybe 10 minutes.
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Beautiful morning again and off to Christchurch for Christmas. We were told that there were a couple of really interesting stop offs on our way, so we had a plan to drive leisurely up the coast do the visits and arrive in Christchurch for dinner. The first place to stop was at Koekohe beach To see the famous Moeraki Bolders, wasn't quite sure what …
On Monday afternoon Teresa did her Cadbury tour and I explored Dunedin's Victorian rail station and the harbour before returning to the Cadbury cafe for an amazing hot chocolate and a chocolate weetbix traybake slice. We had to rush off to Oamaru to get to the hostel before reception closed as we hadn't booked. It was quite an easy drive and we got …
... rafts then climb the steep harbour banks and cross in front of the grandstand to their nests. They are the smallest penguins in the world about 30 cm high and very cute. We saw about 50. On our drive back to the hotel we saw several more in town under the wooden buildings - no one but the tourists seem to take much notice of them - I suppose it is just like us ignoring seagulls.
We have no photos of penguins as ...
... older, had grown some feathers but still had a downy neck. Mums and Dads had gone fishing and we didn't wait for their return on the next tide. There were also many fur seals along that cove below the lighthouse.
Fish and chips Lockies takeaway at Hamden on the way back to Oamau was a real bonus. YUM!
Then, back at Oamaru, we visited the Historic Precinct. This was the original ...
... With shops that just sell the general souvenirs. The weather was okay still, but the clouds were getting darker. We didn't actually get into town till a bit later then planned, but just had a quick mooch around and then headed back home. We had loads of stuff to sort out, and wanted to make the most of evenings to get these things done, but as always that never goes to plan anyway, but we tried and after dinner out evening consisted of trying to get up to date with our blog. ...