Garden Grove Motel

161 North Road, Invercargill, South Island, New Zealand | Motel
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Travel Blogs from Invercargill

Cow Crash Course - Day 1

A travel blog entry by cerikang


... br> As we approached the house, the sky was reddish orange and the trees were silhouettes against it. The scene looked like one of the results you get after Googling 'magical forest' and I realised, this was one of the reasons we'd travelled to New Zealand's South Island. We'd had mixed reviews from friends about each of the two islands but once we flew into Dunedin, from Auckland, it was clear that the southern scenery was a sight not to be missed.

Day 12

A travel blog entry by richieh


... put some bait on the hook and cast it. I just sat down on the rivers edge and I got a bite, I was quick enough to reel it in before it got away, I put it in the bucket then rebaited the hook and recast the rod. I caught another two fish and before I left I cleaned and gutted them. I put them back in the bucket and put it in the ute. I got back in the cab and drove along the river then turned left when I got to the main road. I drove south ...

Flocking to the Farm

A travel blog entry by kathtastesworld


... the tail and between the legs of the sheep to ensure they are clean before going to the works.

I enjoyed spending time with Jan, the lower order sharemilker who runs the dairy unit, he said that he simply fed and milked the cows, although I could see that a great deal of work and skill was involved! The majority of the 800 cows are milked twice a day between August and the end of May (the break allows for calving). I went on the quad ...

Dolphins and Penguins

A travel blog entry by suebar


... petrified forest and as you look down on them you can see stone tree trunks lying in a higgledy piggledy fashion across the beach. Some kind of catastrophe caused the forest that was there many millions of years ago to fall. A small colony of Yellow Eyed Penguins lives in the bay. At this time of year they are moulting and can't go into the sea because their feathers are not waterproof. We were able to see and get quite close to two which ...

At sea

A travel blog entry by rlteague

Heading for the balleny islands. Strong nor wester's have frustrated our landing at Cape adare. The sea is a bit rocky, so today is reading, movies, and maybe a lecture or two. Praying for stu. Outside my porthole on level 5 a snow petrel was flying, reminding me of earlier notes about it's fragility, purity against the raging sea. Quite easily it kept up with the ship, circling and generally making easy work of it ...

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This motel, located on 161 North Road, Invercargill, is near Toetoes Bay.
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