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Thu Jan-02 Mount Cook -> Dunedin, Moeraki Boulders, St. Kilda Beach, The Palms
We managed to get up and on the road before 9:00am, stopped for a quick breakfast in Omarama, and then drove on to the Moeraki Boulders. We got out, walked on the beach, and enjoyed these surprising globular rocks. Then it was back in the car for the rest of the drive to Dunedin. It was still a holiday, but we found a wine bar that was open for lunch, and then found our lodgings for the night and checked in. Olivia was super helpful, finding dinner reservations for us and rescheduling our penguin viewing for 6:45pm the following day.

We drove a short distance to a playground, but it was quite windy, so we continued on to St. Kilda beach, where the kids had fun playing in the sand. Then it was back to the bed and breakfast to get ready for dinner, and we drove to The Palms and had a very nice meal, accompanied by a 2001 Quartz Reef Pinot Noir from Central Otago recommended by our waiter. At NZ$45 it was quite inexpensive, but had more fruit than almost any other NZ wine we had tasted on our trip. Our only quibble is that it could have benefited from more time in newer oak casks.

Rooms for 3 nights at:
Lisburn House
15 Lisburn Avenue
Caversham, Dunedin
Ph: 64-3-455 8888
Fax: 64-3-455 6788
http://www.lisburnhouse.co.nz

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