Beer and Chocolate

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Views from the top of the peninsula

We arrived in Dunedin after a long drive from the Catlins and checked in at a campsite straight away. We decided we had just enough time for a tour of the Speights "Pride of the South" brewery. The tour took about an hour, followed by plenty of refreshments at the end. Even Cecilia quite liked the beer, especially the Apricot Summer Harvest wheat beer. We also tried some malt flavoured ice cream, which was delicious. Who would have thought ice cream would taste good with beer!

The following day we had a look around town, went to the gym and then headed out onto the Otago Peninsula, where we camped for the night.

We woke up to a glorious day and went off to explore the peninsula. We wanted to go on a boat trip, but they were booked up due a visiting cruise ship. Instead we drove to the very end to visit the Albatross Centre and intended to go to Penguin Beach only to discover that this was monopolised by a tour company as seems to be the case with many attractions in NZ. We took the hilltop road back towards the city and then went for a tour of the Cadbury factory, where we were treated to lots of freebies.

Later on, we got back on the road with Wanaka as our destination. On the way we drove through a small seaside village called Brighton so we stopped and had dinner on the beach. We then drove a bit further and camped out by a river for the night.

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Views from the top of the peninsula
Views from the top of the peninsula
Big copper things at the Speights …
Big copper things at the Speights…
Old vans at the Cadbury factory
Old vans at the Cadbury factory
Looking very silly for the Cadbury…
Looking very silly for the Cadbur…
Brighton Beach (no pebbles)
Brighton Beach (no pebbles)
Dunedin
photo by: crystalware