Catlins Coast, South Island, New Zealand #2

October 17, 2015  •  Leave a Comment

December 28, 2013- Part 2

...Our final stop for the day was to Nugget Point Lighthouse and Roaring Bay. The walk to the lighthouse was extremely windy! The building was constructed in 1870 and is a short stone building, painted white. The Fresnel lens was inside, but the lighthouse has been automated since 1989. 

Down the hill was Roaring Bay, another viewing location for yellow-eyed penguins. This time we saw at least seven from the hide. They would pause for long periods or preen themselves while on their trip across the beach and into the brush. 

Finally, we headed to our campsite, which we had checked into earlier in the day. Only $5 to pitch our tents in a field surrounded by sheep. Fresh water, toilets, and tea. The only downside was the wind-- we cooked dinner next to the car, using it as a wind block. 


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