Day 13 – Dunedin
Today we spent A LOT of time in the car. We drove south from Christchurch to Dunedin, which took about five hours (it was a very long drive). To break up our drive a little, we detoured through Oamaru and also stopped to admire the Moeraki boulders. Upon arriving in Dunedin, we quickly began exploring the city on foot as we only have one day here. Dunedin’s energetic octagon city center is lined with great cafes and delicious restaurants. The most impressive building in my opinion (also the most photographed building in New Zealand) is the Dunedin Railway Station. It is a gorgeous building constructed in the Flemish Renaissance style. After exploring the city, we did some MORE driving on the Otago Peninsula (just east of Dunedin). Ryan was hoping to spot some yellow-eyed penguins there, unfortunately we did not see any.
(Dunedin Railway Station)