Highlight of the day:
1. A drive to the wildlife capital, Otago Peninsula
2. A climb at the world's steepest residential street, Baldwin street
3. A visit to the mystical Moeraki Boulders
4. Best fish and chip at Lockies
5. Cheese sampling at White Stone, Omaru
Otago was not in our original planning, but since we managed to wake up early in the morning, we decided to drive there. After a scenic drive along the harbour side road stretching along the southern edge of the Otago, we reached Royal Albatross Centre at the tip of Otago Peninsula.
Waiwhakaheke Bay, home to the Northern Royal Albatross
The Northern Royal Albatross, the largest sea bird, is typically about 115 cm (45 in), weighs 6.2–8.2 kg (14–18 lb) and has a wingspan from 270–305 cm (110–120 in). (information from Wikipedia)
Next stop was Moeraki Boulders. Look at those unusually large and spherical boulders lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach. How on earth did they get to the beach? We spent some time lazing around the beach, enjoying the breeze and view.
Royal Albatross centre
White Stone Cheese
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