Thursday, January 19, 2012

Day 8: Moeraki Boulders, Oamaru & Twizel

We left Dunedin and stopped at the Moeraki Boulders which are spherical boulders lying along Koekohe Beach. They were such an odd sight, measuring between 0.5m to 2.2m in diametre, where some were smooth but others resembled tortoise shells.

These deers were enjoying the sunshine and taking it easy; I hope they don't end up on the dinner plate! (Who could eat Bambi?)

We spent the afternoon at Oamaru's historic district which was built between the 1870s to 1890s.

We ended up taking a very slow train ride which took less than ten minutes, but at NZ$5 a ticket one can hardly complain!

The train stopped in front of two red sheds where some blue penguins have made a "nest" in a wooden crate in the left shed.

We walked around the Benmore Power Station before heading to Twizel where part of The Lord of The Rings trilogy was filmed. Not that I'm a fan of the books or movies, but I can see why New Zealand was selected as it is one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

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