Larnach Castle Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking rooms
- Refrigerator in room
- High-speed internet in room
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We needed to be over on the Otago Peninsula by 3pm to visit Penguin Place so our planned route, following the south coast, was looking a little ambitious when the chap at the petrol station said 8-10 hours. The alternative was to go straight across the island through Gore so that was that. We grabbed breakfast in Te Anau. Hazel decided to see what …
... which had a particularly good World War 1 Exhibition. We also went on a tour with Natures Wonders to the Otago Peninsula. It really was a very special place with stunning views, amazing wildlife and friendly people. The 8 wheel off road buggy ride was great fun. We were able to see lots of fur seals and their pups, the very rare Yellow-eyed penguin, albatross and the very cute, tiny Blue penguin. Despite being wind and rain blasted, it was a fantastic ...
... the peninsula low road, which was being lapped by the high tide, towards the albatross colony centre. Here, we were given an introductory talk before we traipsed down the hillside towards a platform built by the shore. We stood at the railing squinting out to sea through the ever-increasing darkness. After a while, a dark mass could be seen on the water, moving towards us. As it got closer, a white splodge broke the surface ever few moments. This was the first raft of little ...
... plastic didn't stay together! 'Lens error' Oh....no. Maybe if we get it all back together later..... We worked on it all that night. The moving parts never starting moving again. The upside? We found another Coolpix in a nearby store that was a newer version (bonus. upgrade!). Bruce got the Cadbury pic on the iPhone, sent it to Katie and got a good smile.
As we checked into our hotel the next ...
... running full tilt and worth the walk. After a brief stop at a lookout over long sandy beaches we visited Purakaunui Falls which is much photographed for calendars and postcards and we can see why. On to Surat Bay, a walk along a beach ( we actual saw some other people on the beach on our walk back) and saw a big male Sea Lion throwing sand over himself to keep cool. Finally ...