Larnach Castle Lodge
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- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking rooms
- Breakfast Available
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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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 …
After the highs of the previous few weeks - the skydive, the glacier, the jet boating & Milford Sound, Dave was on a slight downer as we began the final part of our New Zealand, driving up the east coast to Christchurch. The only thing left in NZ that we wanted to do was to visit a wild penguin colony as we had only ever seen them within the confines of a zoo, but it would be a couple of days before we reached the right ...
... it up there anyway). Speaking of dead end streets, in NZ they use signs on street corners saying No Exit, instead of No Through Road. Some other quirky NZ-isms:
- They slow people to 30km/h on the roads when road crews are working. This is 10k slower than Aust and seems very slow
- Some semi trailer trucks have 4 axles on the back trailer (3 in Aust)
- The corner store is called a Dairy
- Their ...
It has been back to lovely warm weather again today so this morning we had another look around Dunedin - very nice - and visited the Otago Settlers Museum. I don't always enjoy museums as they can be a bit boring but this one was superb. They apparently spent $37 million on it so it should be good. It was very high tech in terms of being multi-media/sensory and provided ...
... to build. Considering the craftmanship and materials used, we think it would have cost even more.
William Larnach was a very successful businessman and politician but suffered greatly in his personal life. He started as a banker, but later established a shipping company and dabbled in other businesses. He led various cabinet ministries in the NZ government over the last 25 years of his life. He and his first wife, Eliza, had six children. Sadly she died at age ...