The Otago Peninsular

Trip Start Sep 02, 2009
Trip End Oct 30, 2010

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Flag of New Zealand  , South Island,
Saturday, September 4, 2010

We drove down to Dunedin on the way to the Otago Peninsular. It was the biggest city we had been to yet, but New Zealand isn't about the cities, it's the wildlife and landscapes that blow you away. We stopped for supplies then left the city for the peninsular.

It was a nice drive along the peninsular road, though I thought that the Banks Peninsular was more interesting. However, one thing the Otago Peninsular had that the Banks Peninsular didn't was a castle!

We went to see Larnach Castle on our second day on the peninsular. It is the only castle in New Zealand, so we just had to! The grounds of the castle had an 'Alice in Wonderland' theme, so as we wandered around we watched out for 'Alice in Wonderland' related things. We found the Cheshire Cat, Alice, the Queen of Hearts chair, and lots of other things. The view from the grounds was also lovely.

Apart from that, there wasn't really much on the peninsular. We were starting to get time concious so we decided we would drive straight to Te Anau (a town just before Milford Sound), where we had been advised to stop for the night as the Milford Road is very long and windy.

The drive to Te Anau was our longest yet, and it rained extremely heavily almost all the way there, but we were really looking to eventually getting to Milford Sound.
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