Sunday, 23 October 2011

New Zealand 2011. September 16th. Queenstown, Moeraki Boulders & Penguins. Dunedin.

It was time to leave Queenstown, I was sad to leave, its a great place and I will be back, (but in the Summer).
We were heading to Dunedin, this time turning left at Alexandra heading to Naseby and Ranfurly, evidently a Rural Art Deco trail, didn’t really see any Art Deco...sorry! What we did see was fantastic countryside and sheep, lot of them. When we got to Palmerston we headed left to the Moeraki Boulders.
The Moeraki Boulders are on the beach, they are hundreds of marble-like  boulders that look like the sea has washed them up on the beach. Really worth a visit.


strange but true!
 

Just down from the Moeraki Boulders is Shag point, here we walked out to the lighthouse and literally stumbled across yellow-eyed Penguins in a sanctuary just below the lighthouse.
We got to Dunedin after dark, due to lingering with the penguins! It was extremely cold. So we just took a chance at the Bella Vista again. They did have a room for three, but this room was a lot smaller than before. With a double bed, a single bed,a small kitchen and TV all in one very small room, there was also a small disabled bathroom, quite compact, but OK for one very cold night, too cold for the yet to be used campervan.