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Dunedin City

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  • Day76

    Otago Peninsula

    December 16 in New Zealand

    Nora:
    In Dunedin angekommen starten wir den Tag mit einem leckeren Frühstück im Café. Danach gehts erstmal auf Schuhsuche- bisher aber erfolglos. Also entscheiden wir uns auf die Halbinsel Otago zu fahren zum Royal Albatross Centre, wo man die einzige auf dem Festland lebende Kolonie von Königsalbstrossen findet. Wir haben aber weniger Glück und bekommen keinen zu Gesicht. Aber ein paar Robben tollen im Wasser herum und die Möwen scheinen gerade Brutzeit zu haben. Den letzten Abend, bevor es für Max dann weiter in den Norden geht, gehen wir noch lecker Essen.Read more

  • Day57

    Dunedin

    November 17 in New Zealand

    Heute sind wir nach Dunedin (spricht man so aus: Deniedn) gefahren. Aber erst waren wir nochmal am Bushy Beach, vormittags darf man nämlich auch auf den Strand raufgehen und nicht nur von oben gucken, aber die Pinguine haben sich natürlich nicht blicken lassen, die waren wahrscheinlich im Meer zum jagen.
    Danach sind wir zu den Moeraki Boulders gefahren. Das sind runde Felsen, die im Wasser liegen, es sieht fast so aus, als ob da jemand Kugeln oder so hingelegt hätte.
    Weiter ging es zum Katiki Point Lighthouse, wo auch Pinguine leben. Die haben wir zwar nicht gesehen, dafür aber jede Menge Seerobben 😍 man musste wirklich genau hingucken, weil sie fast wie Felsen aussahen - wirklich gut getarnt!
    Nachdem wir unsere super gemütliche Unterkunft für die nächsten drei Nächte bezogen haben - ein Zimmer über Airbnb gebucht im Haus einer sehr netten und gastfreundlichen Frau mit Hund, Katze und Hühnern - sind wir noch zur Otago Peninsula gefahren. Dort konnten wir einige Albatrosse beobachten, die sehen aus wie viel zu groß geratene Möwen (Flügelspannweite von ca 3 Metern!) 😄
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  • Day59

    Urlaub vom Urlaub

    November 19 in New Zealand

    Die Zeit in unserer Airbnb Unterkunft in Dunedin haben wir hauptsächlich zum Entspannen genutzt. Es war (bzw ist) sehr schlechtes Wetter und die Unterkunft ist super gemütlich - perfekt zum nichts tun!
    Gestern haben wir Geburtstag gefeiert mit selbst gemachtem Kuchen und Lasagne 😋
    Heute waren wir dann in einer Regenpause kurz draußen und haben uns den Bahnhof von Dunedin und die steilste Straße der Welt angeguckt. Die ist wirklich super steil und es war ziemlich anstrengend hochzulaufen 😄Read more

  • Day56

    Sandfly Bay & Nugget Point

    December 11 in New Zealand

    Wir haben heute fast direkt am Strand geschlafen, nämlich an der Sandfly Bay (Sandflies gab es Gott sei Dank keine). In der Früh sind wir gleich an den Strand und haben ein paar Robben aufgeweckt.
    Danach ging es Richtung Süden zum Nugget Point und weiter nach Invercargill.

  • Day194

    Around Dunedin

    March 19, 2017 in New Zealand

    This morning we went with June and Dave to Orokonui nature reserve, enjoying some stunning views back across Dunedin and the Otago Peninsula along the way. We enjoyed a walk through the forest there and saw some native New Zealand birds. They have built a fence around much of the reserve, to keep out the introduced predators that attack the birds and eggs, so some of the endemic NZ birds that are now rare in the wild are protected here. Birds we saw included the Takahe (see photo #4 - the world's largest water rail), the tui and the kaka (large parrot). We also saw Otago skink (small lizards) and Tuatara (a rare NZ lizard, unchanged since dinosaur times). NZ actually has no native mammals except 3 bat species (a fact I had no idea of before coming here), so the ecosystem here now looks very different to how it did 150 years ago before significant European settlement... We also enjoyed a picnic at the reserve and the sun continued to shine for us - although we understand that the NZ weather is as variable as the British weather, we're not sure how long this sun will last... We're also pleased to report that we haven't had much in the way of jetlag since arriving in NZ from Bangkok - so either it is very delayed, or we've been lucky!

    After Orokonui, we headed up the coast to Moeraki and walked down to the beach there. On this beach are the "Moeraki Boulders" - large, very round stones that are actually formed by concretion - they form in a deposit of mud or sand when minerals (mainly calcite) from the groundwater cement some of he sediment into rock. We're not sure we fully understand how they were formed but they look impressive! We have another day in Dunedin tomorrow, when we plan to spend some time in the city itself and also buy a few things to take onwards on our journey.
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  • Day192

    Down to Dunedin

    March 17, 2017 in New Zealand

    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

  • Day193

    Find Penguins? Yes, we did today!

    March 18, 2017 in New Zealand

    June and Dave took us for a day out around the Otago Peninsula today. We went along the coast road and enjoyed the beautiful scenery in the sunshine. We also saw lots of seabirds along the drive - gulls, oystercatchers, black swans. We went to the albatross centre at the end of the peninsula, where we learnt some interesting facts about albatross and penguins, and bought a hat and gloves for Solana (it was a bit chilly in the wind today). We saw several royal albatross flying around outside, around the cliffs - they are impressive birds, with a wingspan of 3 metres. The 2nd photo shows a royal albatross, although the photo doesn't do it justice. We also saw some fur seals basking on the rocks below (3rd photo - spot the seals!). Afterwards we went on to Allan's beach to look for sea lions - there were none there today but we all enjoyed a walk along the beach and we also saw a gull catching and eating a crab for its lunch, before heading to a café for our own lunch.

    In the evening, we went to "Penguin Place" in the hope of seeing some penguins - and we weren't disappointed. Solana got to see her first penguin in the wild and they were yellow-eyed penguins, the world's rarest penguin species (with only about 1,000 left in the wild - 400 or so of these on mainland NZ). We saw several, including a pair with a scandal (see 1st photo here) - a female who already had a partner (they usually pair for life) but has recently been seen cavorting with a younger male (seen in the photo) - it's a shame we won't be here to see who she chooses in the next mating season! June and Dave made us a delicious dinner when we returned later, with cheese & biscuits after - the first "proper" cheese we've had since leaving home, delicious. June and Dave are very hospitable and it is lovely to have some adult company to talk to too. We're enjoying our time here very much.
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  • Day21

    Dunedin, Neuseeland

    November 17 in New Zealand

    Letzter Stopp: Tunnel Beach Walk
    Das Wetter wurde immer besser😍
    Wir hatten keine Vorstellungen für diesen Walk, deshalb war die Aussicht noch atemberaubender 😍
    Der Weg führte uns recht steil runter zu den Felsen. Man konnte so die Küste so richtig genießen. Ein Tunnel führte durch den Boden zu einem von den Felsformationen umschlossenen Strand 😍 leider hatten wir keine Schwimmsachen dabei, sonst wäre wir sofort baden gegangen 😁
    Nach dem steilen Weg nach oben wäre eine Abkühlung umso notwendiger gewesen😂😉

    Unsere Campsite war wieder direkt am Strand und kostenlos 😉 haben uns einen gemütlichen Abend gemacht und erst spät Abends begann es zu regnen.
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  • Day15

    Dunedin

    February 15, 2017 in New Zealand

    Dunedin is de universiteitsstad van Nieuw Zeeland. We verblijven hier 2 dagen. De eerste avond flink doorgezakt op een terras aan het octagon, een achthoekig plein met horeca. Lekker gegeten en Nieuw Zeelandse wijn geproefd.

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