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  • Day56

    Sandfly Bay & Nugget Point

    December 11, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    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.
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  • Day20

    Otago Peninsula - Sandfly Bay

    November 19, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Auf der Halbinsel angekommen, haben wir einen Stopp an der Sandfly Bay eingelegt. Diese schöne Bucht hat richtig weichen, fluffigen Sand und riesige Dünen. Selbst der Weg führt einfach durch den Sand die Düne hinunter. Den Strand hat übrigens auch ein Seelöwe genossen 😉. An der Sandfly Bay hat es uns auf jeden Fall sehr, sehr gut gefallen - Natur, Sand und Tiere waren echt toll 😊. Allgemein leben auf der Halbinsel viele verschiedene Tiere, die oft in der Natur an vielen frei zugänglichen Orten angetroffen und beobachtet werden können.Read more

  • Day93


    November 29, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 11 °C

    So gemütlich sieht nasser Sand gar nicht aus, aber das scheint diese Schläfer hier wohl nicht zu stören. Aber dazulegen will ich mich nicht. Sonst hab ich nachher Sand zwischen den Schuppen! - Aegon

  • Day85

    Sandfly Bay

    May 6, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 12 °C

    Auf der Halbinsel bei Dunedin liegt die Sandfly Bay. Sandflies gibt es hier zum Glück jedoch keine. Nach einer kurzen Wanderung zum Strand kann man die Seelöwen aus der Nähe betrachten. Einer der schönsten Strände bislang.Read more

  • Day131

    Dunedin, Moureki and Oamaru

    June 29, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 2 °C

    A drive across the island and we arrived in a very cold Dunedin. A university town we had a pleasant walk through its centre "the octagon" and a walk down to thenstation where the smell of chocolate wafted from the Cadbury's factory.

    The hostel we stayed at "The chalet" was much friendlier with a ling dining table and we met a young couple who were studying photography. They were hawking their talent and were getting paid to create videos for local buisnesses as they travelled around. Very enterprising! They also gave James some good tips for astral photography when we get to Lake Tekapo.😊

    Across the table lay Tenner from Germany who had worked in the North Island for months and was now looking for work in Dunedin to fund travel Asia. Craig had left the UK a year and a half ago and worked as a chef/ hostels and had qualifications to work with thise with mental health. Henhad a wonderful energy and had been to a few of the same places as us in the US and Fiji. He runs a travel blog and was coming to the end of his time in NZ. Hitching his way to Christchurch James offered him a lift so we had an extra passenger for the next day.

    Setting off as a trio on a icy morning we headed out to the Otago Penninsula. With the sun low in the sky and a mist lying over the water it was a beautiful view outbif the window. We crossed over to the other side and walked to lovers leap and the chasm.

    Passing back theough Dunedin (Pak n Save stop) we then beelined to the Moureki boulders, strange spherical rocks that sit on the beach. A lot of fun wasnhad climbing on and in the boulders before heading on to Oamaru. Dropping Craig off at the end of town he'd been a lovely addition to our travels and I hope he continues to have such fun travels.

    We spun back to Oamaru and headed down to the dock at dusk to watch the little blue penguin colony return from a days fishing. Watching the tiny little things waddle back was so captivating. They are little heroes. Heading back to our own hostel to crash for the night we lucked out with a homely place and drifted off very comfortabley in our bunks.
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  • Day11

    Otago peninsula

    December 19, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 22 °C

    The trip to the Otago Peninsula was one of our points on the Todo list because of the nature and landscapes. And it was definitely worth it!
    After changing our plans several times during the drive to there we decided to head first to the other side of the peninsula. There is a Albatross center which cares about the nesting birds there and also has a free museum and paid tours to offer. Luckily it was a very windy day so we could see them gliding over us for free :) We also saw a group of seals on the rocky shore below the lighthouse.
    The next stop was at "The Pyramids", rock formations that are shaped like pyramids. They were pretty nice but the trail led further to a bay. There we saw a large male New Zealand fur seal (they're actually sea lions) that just came to the shore. We watched him roll there in the sand and hop around for a while, then we took a stroll along the beach. As we came back he was still there so I sneaked closer to him while staying on the dunes. There I almost stepped accidentally on another sea lion that was relaxing in the dunes!!
    For the late afternoon we decided to hike up to Harbour cone. A really distinct hill in the middle of the peninsula. As we reached the summit after an hour hike up we got to see a beautiful panoramic view reaching all the way back to Dunedin. The wind started to blow harder and we could barely stay on our feet, so we made our way back to the van.
    While searching for a place to stay for the night we came by the Sandfly Beach Bay where we wanted to go the next day. So we parked there while wind gusts up to 70 km/h shook our van the whole night like a cradle.

    The other day the storm had calmed down and we could go to hike the beach on a 4 hour loop trail. But unfortunately we go lost because of some unclear markings (meaning none at all...). On the way we saw a whole group of sea lions on the rocks beside the beach.
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  • Day78

    Lovers Leap

    March 19, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Eine kurze Wanderung an einer beeindruckenden Küste, die Vulkangesteine sind über die Zeit erst rundlich geworden, fallen aber teilweise steil ins Meer ab. Die Wege sind gut ausgewiesen und man geht von einem Ausblick zum nächsten. Das Wetter war heute sehr warm und sonnig. (muss man auch mal sagen)Read more

  • Day102

    Otago Peninsula

    December 12, 2016 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 13 °C

    Unser Tomtom Navi routet uns wegen eines kleinen Staus auf der Küstenstraße über die Highcliff Street der Halbinsel und das ist auch gut so, denn so haben wir einen tollen Blick auf die beiden Küsten. Auf dem Weg zu den Albatrossen halten wir für ein Foto des Dunedin Hafens und der großen Sandfly Bay. Dabei gibt es hier keine Sandfliegen, sondern fliegenden Sand, das heißt große Sanddünen. Es sollen auch Seelöwen zu sehen sein, nur heute leider nicht für uns 😥. Dafür sehen wir an anderer Stelle Pelzrobben. Inzwischen ist es tatsächlich sehr stürmisch, aber die Sonne scheint immer mal wieder. Also weiter zur Albatrosskolonie, die lieben dieses Wetter.Read more

  • Day37

    Sandfly bay

    February 15, 2020 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Dernier stop sur la péninsule à cette plage où une petite colonie de manchots aux yeux jaunes niche.

    La plage est entourée de dunes, l'accès est donc physique et très sableux.
    Une fois arrivés au bout de la plage vers l'endroit de nidification il y a un groupe de jeunes alcoolisés et bruyants donc nous n'avons aucune chance d'apercevoir un manchot tant qu'ils seront là..
    Ils finissent par partir mais l'heure tourne et le temps de remonter à la voiture puis le temps de trajet jusqu'au free camp, un peu loin au nord de Dunedin, nous obligent à ne pas trop tarder.
    En partant nous croisons un homme que je vois ensuite au loin s'approcher très près du nid. Aucun respect..
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