Sunday, March 26, 2017

8 days in Oceanview, Dunedin

After moving around so much it was great to be able to spend 9 nights in one place!  Our home was an old school converted to a house and accommodation.  It was such a great place to stay with a tennis court, lots of animals and just a walk from the ocean.

A couple of the days we went into Dunedin.  The First Presbyterian Church was built in 1873.


The first minister - nephew of the poet Robert Burns:

Lots of neat old buildings in Dunedin...

The Dunedin Railway Station.

One day we went to go see the Larnach Castle - built between 1871 and 1876 for a wealthy banker, business man and politician.  Sad, sad family history and it only stayed in the family until 1906.  It's been owned by the Barker family since the 1960s.  They restored and lived in it and now it's run as a business.

Beautiful location and gardens!

More from Dunedin.

Anglican Church

Tunnel Beach - just a few minutes drive from where we were staying.

See the face(es) in the cliff?

Going down the tunnel to the beach...

So beautiful!  Loved the reflection of the cliff in the wet sand.

This guy was fishing off the cliff. He cast his line and within a few seconds had a bite!

Dunedin Botanical Gardens and Aviary.  Such colourful birds!

It's fall time here and there is a bit of colour in some of the trees - very pretty!

 Ever since we went to Te Papa in Wellington he likes to post like the statue of a soldier we saw...

Building a sandcastle on the beach.  And then waiting for the tide to come in and fill the moat (which it did and took down the drawbridges with it).

We had some great quiet days here - great memories!

Our hosts at this place were so great!  Going so far as to pick up some bigger pans for the suite and dropping off things like chalk for us to play with.


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    1. Love it!!! The bottom of the tunnel to the beach looks like it could be right out of Narnia!!! Love seeing your adventures!!