06/03 Invercargill to Dunedin (SI) – 7,714kms (266kms travelled today).

Mar 06, 2020

Started off cool but overall was a good day for travelling through the awesome undulating sheep and forest country and along some picturesque beaches heading for Curio Bay and in sight of others. We passed through a collection of little towns along the way and lunched at Owaka in a lovely little café with lots of sawmilling memorabilia. Apparently there were 5 sawmills in the town until the rail line closed in 1971 and the town is obviously struggling which is a shame. Happy to report I wasn’t’ bitten by a bumble there today! Lanning our exploring for tomorrow now.

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We start to head for Curio Bay.

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And a stretch of road, some with the surface lifted, which experiences Tidal Flooding in some high tides. Different than we are used to.

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Cute little Church in Waikawa.

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Cattle and shearing sheds everywhere.


Florence Hill Lookout. Beautiful little bay.


Cute little waterfall didn’t write the name and the photo doesn’t do it justice. A shame.

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Coming down out of the hills.

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An awesome old bridge.

Heading into Dunedin.


Our accommodation for tonight is lovely, The Aurora on George, an older motel but has been beautifully refurbished with quality fittings, generously provisioned and the central garden courtyard is an example of a labour of love by the man who has maintained it for many years. Beautifully attractive and restful. Staff terrifically helpful. Great spot to base ourselves for 2 nights.


And a small bit of the garden.