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Dunedin

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  • Day10

    Speight's

    April 7 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Nach Good George mussten wir auch den Stolz des Südens (Pride of the South) im eigenen Alehouse probieren. 👍.
    Man spricht es übrigens fast, aber nur fast, wie 'spöitz' us 😂🤣😂, dabei ist es echt lecker.
    Und auf der Strasse hats einen immer bereiten Zapfhahnen!
    Was für eine schöne Stadt.

  • Day112

    Dunedin

    February 7 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Das war die Stadt, die ein zweites Edinburgh hätte werden sollen und die auch viele Goldsucher angezogen hatte. Heute sind viele Studenten hier. Und ja alle bewundern den Bahnhof, ausserdem die steilste Strasse der Welt...und Tiere.
    "Herr der Ringe"-Fans oder wer den Film "Good for Nothing" kennt, kennt auch die neuseeländische Landschaft. Beide Filme wurden in NZ gedreht. Und wie alles wird es touristisch kräftig vermarktet.Read more

  • Day10

    Dunedin

    April 7 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 12 °C

    Dunedin ist eine eher hügelige Stadt 😊. Inklusive der steilsten, bewohnten Strasse: Baldwin Street.
    Dunedin, eine gälische Variante für Edinburgh, ist Stolz auf seinen schottischen Ursprung. Die reich verzierten Gebäude aus der Goldgräberzeit lassen die reiche Vergangenheit erahnen.

  • Day41

    Otago Rail Trail Complete!

    February 21 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    Last day on the rail trail. What a super trip!  An easy day of only 27 km...all downhill. Rain forecast again didn't materialize. We had a sun angel on our side the whole time ☀️👼.  The wind devil 💨👿  snuck in a few times but we're tough 💪.

    203 km later we're ready to head back to reality. A perfect transition taking the Taieri Gorge Railroad from Pukerangi to Dunedin. 10 tunnels,12 viaducts, fab gorge views, then back to civilization. It really felt like we were in another world for the last 5 days. You bikers out there..put it in your listRead more

  • Day52

    Save the best for last?

    March 4 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Remote, rugged, jaw-dropping. The Catlins lived up to their billing. No large towns hence...no tour buses.  We had to pick our stops...sights missed may well be picked up on our next trip, as Kirsten plans to stay put for awhile in this beautiful country.

    Papatowai...walk along another great beach then through a natural forest.  Must stop for our long black now.  Then Purakaunui falls ...more serene than Niagara and also beautiful!  Picnic lunch in Owaka.. another cute town. 

    Now the topper! Hike to Nugget Point lighthouse...steep drop on all sides into the sea. 'Nuggets' of land just offshore. A sea-lion having lunch far below...not so far that we can't tell he's eating a baby fur seal 😯.  When you can't go to the 4-Square (Save-on at home). Quite amazing. And don't get too

    Back in Dunedin and a farewell dinner with Kirsten. A busy week starting her final year at uni. Add to that a weekend road trip to a concert in Nelson. Plenty to keep her going! Etrusco Italian restaurant... delicious pasta, cool heritage building, fine Otago chardonnay.... memorable final night.
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  • Day42

    Dunedin Life

    February 22 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Great escapes so close to town. Tunnel Beach is one. Steep hill down with views that rival Aussie's 12 apostles...Kiwi's own 'London Bridge'.  Watch your step...strong winds and slippery slopes have taken people over the cliff.  A secret tunnel...legend says was built so John Cargill's daughters could sunbathe out of sight of prying eyes...intrigue!

    Hike is rewarded at the NewNewNew brewery...taproom only open on Fridays...our good luck. (Great beer 🍻!)

    Then...the local rugby team has its home opener at Forsyth Barr stadium. We're in! Our first pro rugby game....when in New Zealand..... 🙂.  The Highlanders (which included a number of All Blacks players) prevailed, in a close game against the Queensland Reds (Yay...we beat the Aussies!)  Uni students out in force sitting in the "Zoo" behind the end zone. Great fun!
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  • Day43

    A day in the life...

    February 23 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Woke up...fell out of bed...dragged a comb across my head...    (Beatles 1967)

    Then went for a run.  Parkrun.  5 km free, timed run that happens all over the world on a Saturday morning.  Who knew?  Well...a lovely couple from Manchester who we met on the bike trip.

    This one in Dunedin through the Botanic gardens. After a couple of times on the treadmill this trip, Cindy thought..."I should be able to do this." Bolstered by her support group (Daryl) she now has her first Parkrun under her belt.  Locals say Dunedin is the hardest route in the world...with the 100 m STEEP hill (twice!) that may well be so. Great views, tho I think I'll prefer our Victoria run from Clover Point to the Beacon Hill duck pond!  This was the 99th parkrun for our Manchester buddy. A new addiction?

    Then to Dunedin market...2 weeks in a row...we're regulars!  Delicious crepe filled the gap.  Kirsten got her weekly groceries, then guided us to the Otago peninsula.  Oh dear 😯...more awesome views!   And a trek down to Sandfly Bay...long sandy beach, boogie boards down sand dunes (we took the spectator role on that one), sea lions, haystack in the ocean like the Oregon Coast. Again...only 20 minutes from town. 
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  • Day192

    Down to Dunedin

    March 17, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 79 °F

    We picked up our hire car (a Ford Focus) and left Christchurch in the morning. It is a nice feeling, being in possession of our own wheels and in control of our own destinies again... We headed South on highway 1 - the best-maintained road we've seen since leaving home! The journey down to Dunedin was quite a long one but the scenery along the way was lovely and we stopped off at a couple of places along the way to break the journey. We couldn't resist stopping at Oamaru, after our friends James & Lou blogged about it being one of the best towns in NZ. We found another kids play park there, which we all enjoyed (as you can see from the photos!), with a café nearby serving great tea. It is lovely to be back in a land which appreciates its cuppas... We had a walk along the seafront there, to see whether we could spot any penguins - we found a penguin road sign but no actual penguins - I think we were a bit too early in the day, as they usually come onto the land closer to dusk. We arrived in Dunedin in the evening, where we're staying with friends June and Dave for a few days. It is lovely to see them again and their house is beautiful, with the most amazing views out across the bay. We had dinner with them and some lovely NZ wine (the first decent wine we've had since leaving home). Solana also enjoyed playing with their Grandaughter's toys, after 2 months of playing with the same few tiny toys we've been able to bring with us (we're a bit worried she won't actually want to leave the house now)... We're looking forward to a few days exploring the Dunedin area with some "locals" (they're from Yorkshire but have lived here for about 15 years).Read more

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Dunedin, Дънидин, DUD, Ōtepoti, 但尼丁

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