Dunedin Palms Motel
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Woke up early to the same weather conditions we’d experienced the day before; namely, lashing rain and huge gusts of wind. We looked at each other and said, “Let’s get the heck out of here,” so that’s what we did. However, traffic was really thick, and many of the roads were flooded. We spent at least an hour …
Here we are in Dunedin - the Scottish capital of NZ! It has the country's only castle, yet another train journey and lots of wildlife! We're still hoping to see a live possum (we've seen hundreds of dead ones on the road - they're known as 'squashums' or New Zealand's natural speed bumps here!) Our first evening was spent waiting at dusk on a …
We had planned to leave Te Anau early on Monday, hoping to get to Dunedin in the afternoon so that we could catch a wildlife tour. As we got to our car, the front driver's side tire was completely flat. With the help of a tour bus driver, we put the spare tire on. When we took the tire off, we noticed that the inside tread was completely worn down …
- Newtown Festival
- dinner at Makara beach
- Skyline walkway
- BBQ at Daniell Street
- Windsurfing class with Gabby in Porirua Harbour
- walk around the coast from Plimmerton
- AAAAND - last but not least - an awesome roadtrip on the South Island with Jethro !!!!
Soon to be more ! :o)
... we can get some good photos. We walked the full length of the beach and see lots more smaller sea lions all sleeping in the sand but none compare to the beast we first seen. At the end of the beach there is a hide in the dunes where you can watch the penguins come in after a day at sea. We didn't stay as they only come in when it's getting dark and tomorrow we are going to Oamaru were we will see lots of penguins. Next stop was ...
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This place had everything! Great fixtures, very modern and functional. For those who appreciate a good shower, you will be pleased. The only minor complaint is that there were no movie channels. That seems to be common in NZ.
The hosts were wonderful too, providing a lot of information about Dunedin and areas we were due to travel. If you need to stay in Dunedin, definitely try the Palms Motel.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.