Rugby at "the house of pain"
I used to absolutely LOVE going to watch then Otago Highlanders and the All Blacks play at Carisbrook or "the house of pain"
All my friends and I would go and stand in the Terrace with all the students and yell,drink and really enjoy the game and atmosphere.
They won most times and all the fans would then walk into town and always have an awesome night.
The ground's capacity is around 35,000, Money as the cans of Speights are dear,
Warm cloths as it can be really chilly,
An empty bladder, as the toilets ar far away and usually full!
MILTON & WAIHOLA
We came from Lawrence and went up Highway 1 to Waihola to have a look, as I am interested in Bird Life, but you will also come to it heading south from Dunedin.
Waihola, is a small settlement nestled against the edge of Lake Waihola. You can go swimming fishing, yachting, waterskiing and other do other water activities, and have picnics here. On a nice day, if you are lucky, you can get some good reflection photos!
The Lake is surrounded by wetlands, including the protected Sinclair Wetlands.
The Sinclair Wetlands are the home to many species of rare native birds, native trout and the black swan.
As we had come up Highway 1, we drove down Taieri Mouth road, where there are good scenic views. This small village is located at the mouth of the Taieri River, is a historic place where legends of the Maori people are known. Completing the round journey, we came across the smallish town of Milton. The town had a few pleasant surprises.
We saw some quaint historic Cottages one of the being a "sod cottage" which was built in the 1860’s as a stopping place for miners heading to the Tuapeka Goldfields. It has been restored, and we were able to go inside and have a look.
The historic Presbyterian Church was pretty impressive too, as well as other old buildings in the Town.
Milton, is situated on State Highway1, 55 kms south of Dunedin,
yellow eyed penguins
You really do have to visit the Yellow Eyed Penguin Conservation Reserve.This is a private conservation effort to save the world's most endangered penguin from extinction and it is funded entirely through the tour operation.
It is marvellous and you can see the penguins so well, with a guide who can tell you anything you want to know about these really beautiful but difficult animals.
The trip cost us 27 dollars per person and it was worth every cent!!
Argo are the eight wheel vehicle you go and see the penguins on at natures wonders. They look like a large quad bike but act like an army tank. This means they can go upand down very steeo hils and around sharp bends. They are also lots of fun.
Calling all choccie lovers
CADBURY WORLD operates tours through the factory AND SEE ONE TON OF LIQUID CHOCOLATE FALL LIKE A WATERFALL .....AMAZING!!
We took a tour through this factory and you can see how much milk goes into making chocolate daily, 65,000 litres of milk everyday for chocolate production a this Dunedin plant alone. There are 10,000 Crunchie bars produced each hour!
How about this fact ...a Cadbury Moro Bar is eaten every 2 seconds!
The tours are given each half hour and cost $14 per adult and each person receives a wee bag full of choccies!!