Waikava Harbour View
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TravelPod Member ReviewsWaikava Harbour View Waikawa
We had yet another stay at this Luxury four bedroom Bungalow which has all the facilities required and fantastic views which are spectacular. The night time views show the milky way and the area is breathtaking. A 5 Star accommodation which we would recommend to any one, unbeatable value for money. Faultless.
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With full exposure to the South Pacific Ocean the Catlins coast is a rugged, exposed landscape. After repairing a puncture from one of the Catlins annoyingly rugged roads we carried on to Porpoise Bay and neighbouring Curio bay. The latter is famous for a 180 million year old petrified forest which is visible at low tide - even the growth rings of the trees were preserved remarkably! It's other attraction is a colony of around 18 ...
... of older cows (one was 17 years old) lagging behind. We got them to where we needed them to be and they all knew what to do (again, luckily for us). Graham loaded them one by one onto the rotating, concrete floor and enticed them with a few buckets of feed. When a few cows were in place, Graham showed us how to secure the suckers onto the udders and the cows stood there quite happily, feeding and being milked by the machine. The floor rotated and the next few ...
... around a temperate rainforest walk before back for a spot of lunch. We had a long beach walk around Porpoise Bay in the afternoon in search of Hector dolphins, then spotted them when we were almost back at the site. Saw them flipping in the air and racing in the front edge of breaking waves near the shore. Gill got some of it on the video and you can see my less successful pics ...
We slept in while the forecasted morning rain passed over, and then started our journey along the Catlins Coast when the sun came out.
First stop was to Waipapa Point and the lighthouse there. As with all the lighthouses, this one is now automated – the last lighthouse keeper left in 1976. The Catlins Coast is also known as the Shipwreck Coast and here at Waipapa was the worst disaster. In 1881 the ...
Drove down to Slope Point the most southern point of the South Island, it is very remote and we had to travel for 16km on an unsealed road which was very stoney and dusty the car is filthy but no point cleaning it until we move on. The campsite we stayed at is a farm with over 2000 Lambs a thousand sheeo and 600 calves a great spot and the owners are really accomadating. We drove to Slope Point and boy was it windy but sunny at last ! We the drove to ...