Dunedin to Christchurch

[image:587,left][image:589,right]We began the day with a drive out along the Otago Peninsula, stopping to take in the magnificent views of Otago Harbour from atop the brilliantly green hills. Our destination was Larnach Castle, the 19th Century home of banker William Larnach and some very tragic tales of suicide and unhappy relationships. Set in a classic English garden, the castle is full of furnishings from across the world, the interior workmanship and materials a wonder to behold, as is the view from the tower.

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[image:599,left]On the way back from Larnach Castle we stopped off at Clifton Farm, who specialise in sheep with coloured coats. We purchased a beautiful grey-brown sheepskin from their wooden shed full of woolen products. Then it was back to Dunedin for some lunch and a chance to look at the impressive bluestone architecture of the city.

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The drive northwards to Christchurch was unremarkable, except for the roadside fruit store that sold the most delicious strawberries (it was the Strawberry Trail, according to the tourist signs). That night we ate dinner on Cambridge Terrace, where Christchurch's nightlife is concentrated before retiring to the motel.