Ciarán & Elaine's Travelog

Thursday, July 27, 2006


We left Dunedin and took a drive out to the Otago Peninsula which was really beautiful and had it's very own Dublin Bay!

Then it was on further south through the Catlins which is a really beautiful area with lots of forests and waterfalls. The highlight of the Catlins though was the petrified forest at Curio Bay. A petrified forest is a forest which has been fossilised and we could see trees and stumps which were 160million years old! lying in the water at the edge of the sea - very impressive.

We happened to be there around dusk and luckily for us we saw some rare yellow eye penguins coming home to nest for the night - fairly amazing to see them waddling and hopping over the rocks to feed their young.


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