Waikava Harbour View
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... people we passed and being slightly ahead of the estimated walk times – that and the dry weather and charming forest backdrop. When we reached the top it wasn't even that the view was any more spectacular than those we’ve already seen, it was the fact that we’d done it that impressed us the most.
The following day we explored the neighbouring town of Shot over, enjoying a walk by the Shot over River and its stupendous ...
... 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 ...
Today is going to be a long one as we are getting the ferry at 2am tomorrow morning so it's due to be a very late night. We get up showered and breakfasted before driving into Picton to see the Edwin Fox which is the 9th oldest ship in the world that's been around the world 34 times and has carried Florence Nightingale. It's a bit of a wreck as you only see the hulk, there is nothing else left to it, ...
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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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