New Zealand Road Trip
- Day #5
Duntroon - Oamaru - Dunedin (~162km)
We hit the road for Oamaru around 10AM, after soaking up some chill-time at the campground. Oamaru, a neoclassical city, wowed me with its architectural patterns. I'd even say it's the third most photographed city (You know I didn't take many photos) in my journey, after Wellington and Auckland.
We parked our car and strolled the city, making our legs do the work. At the Steampunk HQ, we played with a wicked moving train model called the Steampunk engine. The only catch? It required a $2 coin (hey, every penny counts!).
Marsha and I split up to explore; she checked out a local shop while I wandered around, admiring the neo-classical vibe and visiting the train station. We reunited at an amazing bookstore I'd recommend to anyone visiting Oamaru.
Next, we headed to Moeraki to see the famous Moeraki Boulders on the beach, but unfortunately, I didn't take any photos.
Our final stop was Dunedin, a city with intriguing hilly contours (not for the faint-hearted or weak-legged). We ventured to Baldwin St, the world's steepest street, and tackled the calf-burning "hike."
Exhausted, Marsha dropped me off at my hostel for a well-deserved night's rest, while she stayed at a nearby campground. Who knew exploring could be such a workout?