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Dunedin to Invercargill via Lake Mahinerangi

South Island

We drove from the peninsular to central Dunedin and spent the day in the city. I thought the city had a nice feel to it, more European than Christchurch, and I would be happy to work there.

From Dunedin we travelled to Lake Mahinerangi. The drive was lovely, back out in the countryside and we hardly saw anyone. It’s amazing how you can leave a city in NZ and within minutes you are out in the sticks.
We camped for the night at the lake and I caught a brown trout... 3-1 to me in fish catches now 😁

The next day we did some jobs on the van and drove back out to the coast and south. Our next stop was Kaka Point. A cute little beach/surf village and I picked up some local honey.

From here we were going to travel to nugget point which had been recommended but we decided not to as it’s a no end road so you have to come back down the same way and we didn’t know what else it would sho us that we hadn’t already seen.
We kept driving along the coast into the Catlins and stayed the night at Catlins Lake which is a salt water lake.
We weren’t that impressed with the Catlins compared with the rest of NZ.

From here we drove along the coast and stopped off at Curio Bay and Slope Point which is the most southern part of mainland NZ.

We then carried on to Invercargill to stock up on supplies, pick up our fridge and do some washing. We didn’t spend much time here at all and decided to keep going and stayed 1 hour out of Invercargill at Clifton swing bridge.

Posted by Louisejhcowan 23:48 Archived in New Zealand Tagged fishing trout dunedin point kaka honey catlins invercargill

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