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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 …
... had a lot more time to read Lord of the Rings and chat to people from all over the world! Backpackers from Malaysia, Taiwan, Japan, China, India, England, France, Italy, Germany, Uruguay and even the odd kiwi brought a dish to Lucky Pot night on Thursdays. At our first Lucky Pot, there was curry, chilli, cola chicken, pasta, apple crumble and a good variety of food because it was most people’s first time and we all probably felt the need to impress ...
... beach. We venture out into the wet weather with hopes of seeing this event. Unfortunately , not much activity in seeing the marching penguins. The area is fenced off to the beach to discourage people from interfering with this ritual. We did see one single penguin that made its way approx 50 ft up the sandy grassy bank, and allowed us to get a wee glimpse ( used my telescopic lense)
Did see some very large fur seals scattered along the beach not bothered by the ...
Oamaru is a tiny place, not too far from Dunedin, on the way to Christchurch.
There are some operators to take people to see penguins - both little blue and yellow-eyed. Though actually you do not need to take those tours and spend $50, since the little blue penguins come after nightfall, they climb up the rocks at the wharf, and they walk towards the old city, where they have their nests in holes in the brick walls of the old buildings.