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Black Point to Shag Point via Oamaru

South Island

We left Squids house later after dinner and drove to a place called Black Point irrigation pond about 15mins from Kurow.
Squid recommended this place for some more fishing.
It was very dark when we arrived so we just picked somewhere near the water to park up and camp.

In the morning we fished in the pond and Chris caught a fish too!
We had our first experience of gutting and filleting the fish (squid did this for me the day before) and it went better than I thought it would.

From Black Point we headed to Oamaru which is the next big town/city and on the coast. We stocked up on supplies in Oamaru and headed down the coast to find somewhere to camp for the night.
We didn’t spend much time in Oamaru as it didn’t seem like there was much to see unless you are into steampunk.

We stopped at a place on the beach, right on the Waianakarua River mouth and decided to stay here for the night.
We cooked Chris’ catch of the day and it was delicious!
We did more fishing in the river mouth in the morning but didn’t find anything.

We continued following the coast line south and stopped to see the Moeraki Boulders. This is a place of interest but really is just come round rocks on a beach.
We went for a walk in Moeraki Village, it was a sunny day and we saw our first seals in NZ!
There is a famous restaurant here called Fleurs and we are coming back for lunch tomorrow as they couldn’t fit us in today.

We meandered further down the coast, but didn’t want to go too far having to come back to Moeraki tomorrow, so stopped at Shag Point freedom camping area. We found a great spot which backed onto the beach.
We walked the beach and cooked my catch which again was very tasty!
It was so hot during the day it was hard to sleep at night, but this meant we were able to star gaze, the stars were so clear!

We woke up looking out to sea, but the weather had changed from beautiful sunshine to rain!

Posted by Louisejhcowan 15:40 Archived in New Zealand Tagged fishing beach black moeraki point campervan shag

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