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... towns we stop in are more like tiny villages with populations of about 300. Ive also noticed how undeveloped it is down here. It's very remote and the people seem to be living in the 1940's still. Though saying that, it is very rural and the majority of the people who live down here run large farms. The buildings are mostly shacks with corrugated tin roofs, dotted with the odd petrol station with ...
... visions of ending up in a basement or outbuilding for years to come. We got to the car and left town in a hurry. The rest of the drive was fairly uneventful. We passed a giant brown trout statue in Gore, the self titled "home of the brown trout" before finally approaching Dunedin. We were staying at New Zealand's only castle, Larnach Castle and needed to check in to choose our dinner for tonight's dinner party. But we also needed ...
... out of the city. We took the bus to St. Clair beach, which has cosy cafes along the esplanade (luckily for us because the heavens opened within 10 minutes of arriving). On another (not so wet) day, we took another bus to St. Kilda beach, which was really quiet and sheltered by the hills running alongside it. We also visited Tunnel Beach, where John Cargill dug a tunnel down to a private beach for his family in the 1870s. One of our friends from the hostel drove us ...
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After leaving the castle, we drove around Otago Peninsula to take in the scenery, going all the way out to the end of the peninsula. On the bay side is Pilot Beach. Not really a swimming beach, but it is known for the little blue penguins coming ashore there and NZ fur seals resting on rocks just around the corner. Unfortunately, the penguins make their grand entrance at sunset (around 9:30pm), so we were too early to catch them. ...
This was supposed to be the only really boring day of the trip- the five hour estuarine flat run down the coast from Christchurch to Dunedin, then suddenly it wasn't. For a start, after experiencing fairly cool conditions for our first four days, it was suddenly warm. Next the variety of towns was interesting, the standout being Oamaru with its classic Victorian and ...