Last day in Wanaka, going back to Dunedin
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October 27th, 2008 – by: robkouw
But not before going up Mt. Iron. It's about 450m high, so just a wee one. Normally takes about 1.5 hours to get to the top and then back to the carpark.
So we did the walk as a morning excercise. It's nice because this mountain was opposite of the lake from where we walked the mountain on the Sunday.
From up there you had a great view on Lake Wanaka, you could see Lake Hawea, and had a view on Puzzling World (definitely need to go there sometime if you like puzzles!)
After the walk we were off to Dunedin again. We came through Clyde, where there's a dam in Lake Dunstan to protect the city of Clyde.
We had lunch in Ophir, the place in New Zealand where the coldest temperature ever in New Zealand has been established. There also was a nice suspension bridge.
After that we passed Ida Valley, a great valley which resulted in a lot of famous paintings. In Oturehua we found a lovely old General Store. The outside looks old, but then you get to the inside. All these old shelves, just great to see! Puts you back in time at least 50 years!
And that was the trip for now, Wednesday celebrating my Mums birthday with the whole family on the Taieri Gorge train, so should have lovely pics afterwards (if weather agrees!)
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