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The road in Dunedin - the New Zealand's gem - went along a quiet beautiful landscape - the blue sea, green grass and grazing sheep and cows all around. Maybe, this life is "gray, dull and tasteless" for someone, but for me it is "quiet, comfortable and safe".  There's a lot of...
Larnach Castle is situated not far from Dunedin. I recommend to visit it. First of all, because it is the only castle throughout New Zealand. In 1967, a young couple from Wellington - Margaret and Barry Barker - came here to spend their honeymoon and found this castle for sale....
This was the end of our walk around  Dunedin - buses and shuttles to Port Chalmers go every ten minutes from  Octagon  and on one of them I came to the ship with the other passengers. Here's "Volendam": And this is a magnificent panorama of the timber on a nearby...
Dunedin  has close historical connections to the Scottish city of Edinburgh. In fact, Dunedin is an old Gaelic name for Edinburgh, and many streets in this New Zealand city have Scottish titles. Some Scottish traditions have also remained here since the first Presbyterians...
We're passing coniferous forests: Travel on the footboard? Why not! We are moving along the valley of the Taieri River. Ahead there is one of the many bridges built at the beginning of the 20th century. We left the bridge behind: We had a 15-minute stop at Hindon station. This...
The Auckland - Sydney cruise can be divided into three parts - intensive New Zealand part (3 ports, one day at sea and one day in the fjords), then a two-day passage to Tasmania, and, finally, the Australian part - two ports, Hobart and Melbourne, separated by days at sea. I...
The  cruise ship Diamond Princess departs from the port of Lyttelton, New Zealand. Below is the well-known Timeball Station: From the upper deck of the  Princess ship you can see the beautiful landscape of the bay: On-board the  Diamond Princess: Similar to...
After five days of traveling by car along the North Island of New Zealand, we finally moved to the South. The first location after the night was Koekohe Beach. Each year, it welcomes around 100.000 tourists to see one nature's wonders - the huge Moeraki Boulders. Hundreds of...