New Zealand's South Island: Wildlife, Scenery in addition to Burgers amongst beet root

Otago Bay
There's a proficient chip of Scotland inward Dunedin, the jumping off betoken for touring the beautiful Otago Peninsula on New Zealand's South island. H5N1 golden rush instant alone to the Klondike's brought settlers together with coin together with Dunedin became the dwelling menage of Cadbury Chocolate together with Speight's Brewery (both offering tours amongst samples).

Speight's Tasting Bar

In to a greater extent than recent times, equally a contribution to the excitement of the Rugby World Cup, Nude Rugby was born hither when the local All Black Nudes played the Transylvania Vampires. In winter. On the colder of the 2 islands. For charity. Developed inward business office past times the possessor of the Bottom Bus trouble that serves the southern business office of the South. Island. 

Now the biggest manufacture inward the urban core of 120,000 is the University at Otago which accounts for 20,000 of the population..

Cheese mongers at Otago Farmers' Market
My introduction was the Sabbatum Otago Farmer's Market. Held exterior of the imposing together with ornate Edwardian Baroque-style Dunedin Railway Station, the urban marketplace position was a distinct contrast to the Hastings Farmers' Market on the North Island. Cheeses, berries together with bakery goods were tempting, particularly the Eccles cakes together with egg custard tarts, only alas, luncheon was pending.

Royal Doulton flooring mosaic inward the ornate railway station.
Dunedin Railway Station

Beet root burger

Tip: No steps other than curbs here.

Couldn't missy the Nova Cafe, an annual laurels winner, together with its  burgers topped amongst beet root. It's also the alone house inward town to acquire gumbo (!) only I had to endeavour those beet root burgers. OK only cheese is better.

Robbie Burns statue inward the Octagon

First Presbyterian Church.

Across the street is the Octagon park, the urban core center, amongst its statue of poet Robert Burns. Around it are cafes, authorities buildings, a house together with St. Paul's Anglican Cathedral. H5N1 block over you'll detect row houses, the city's root temple (now a museum), the headquarters for the ghost tour together with downwards toward the bay, the impressive First Presbyterian Church.

Baldwin Street

Tip: It's apartment only the streets ascent from here. Case inward point, Baldwin Street, according to the Guinness Book of Records, the steepest street inward the world.

Also Worth a hold back inward Dunedin:

Otago Museum
Otago Museum displays a fascinating collection of Maori together with Pacific artifacts together with cultural history equally good equally skeletal remains of the country's extinct wildlife.

Chinese Garden

Chinese Garden, a replica of a 17th century walled garden from the Ch'ing Dynasty, built, pre-assembled together with reassembled past times artisans from Shanghai equally a gift to Dunedin, its Sister City.

Olveston House

Olveston House is a 35-room Edwardian treasure trove of memorabilia together with lovely gardens.

Tip: You'll come across stairs to the instant flooring at Olveston, a pace or 3 at the Oriental Garden together with an parent at the museum.

View from St. Clair Beach Resort

Get a hint at what's to come upwards when y'all caput out on the peninsula together with beyond past times staying at the beautifully appointed St. Clair Beach Resort together with its views of the South Pacific Ocean. Treat yourself, too, amongst a dinner inward Pier 24, the resort's eating house helmed past times Chef Michael Coughlin. It's 1 of alone 6 restaurants serving Silere Alpine-origin merino lamb.

Larnach Castle
As y'all caput out to the peninsula, accept the high route together with give yourself several hours to savor Larnach Castle together with its beautiful grounds. Built equally a dwelling menage - the locals dubbed it "the castle" equally menage became mansion - past times Australian banker/entrepreneur William Larnach, the impressive construction commands fantastic views over Otago Bay. It took 200 men iv years to complete.

One hold back at the intricate ceilings shows y'all why. The opulence did non give its residents much pleasure. Between wives that didn't similar living on the isolated island, were unfaithful and/or died together with grasping, ungrateful children, Larnach's fortunes  failed together with he eventually killed himself.

Before he did he managed to obtain Buffalo Bill's desk, a instant married adult woman who was a drinker together with a 3rd married adult woman who was a suffragette (New Zealand claims to endure the root province to give women the vote).

Tip: There are 17 steps amongst railings upwards to the castle's entrance together with handsome  winding stairway upwards to the second, bedchamber flooring together with the 3rd flooring (I skipped this).

If it's repast or tea time, the cafe inward what used to endure the ballroom (ground level) is excellent. Note: Go to Food Afar - Recipes from a Travel Writer for the recipe for the Castle's scones. 

The grounds are spectacular together with you'll desire to pass fourth dimension wandering through them.

New Zealand's South Island: Wildlife, Scenery in addition to Burgers amongst beet root