Driving From Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay – Becoming Kiwi Day 10

Driving From Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay – Becoming Kiwi Day 10

Driving From Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay

Day 10 of our trip saw us driving from Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay where spent two nights. We drove the entire trip down the East coast of the South Island in our new rental car. This rental we actually arranged through Transfercar. We had the little Mazda Demio for 8 days and paid a total of $135, plus we were given 1 free tank of gas, which saved us about $60.  The car was a big change from the BMW X3 that we had on the North Island, but it was a neat experience using Transfercar, and we saved a bunch of money, which is always good!

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Our Transfercar rental from Ace Rental Cars in Christchurch

victorian style church oamaru church

The town of Oamaru has some pretty cool old Victorian style buildings

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Oamaru also has a large ‘steampunk’ building/exhibition.

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We drove behind this house for 10-15 minutes. It didn’t seem too out of the ordinary for driving in New Zealand

Driving From Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay stopping to see the Moeraki boulders

Another roadside attraction in New Zealand while Driving from Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay – the Moeraki boulders. Pretty cool boulder field on the beach of large round boulders

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The Dunedin train station/rail station is a pretty cool building

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The front of the rail station in Dunedin

the southern scenic route signpost

The Southern Scenic Route was a pretty nice drive – very twisty and curvy, but nice

 

While we were in Dunedin we stopped at Ocho – a chocolate store. They will soon be moving to a much larger location where they will be giving tours.  If you’re in Dunedin I would highly recommend it!

 

views around curio bay

We were greeted with some amazing views driving from Dunedin to Curio bay

picture of the little black barn overlooking curio bay

Our AirBnB for a couple of nights!

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Our Mazda Demio

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The view from our AirBnB

the little black barn overlooking curio bay

The little black barn overlooking curio bay

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Looking towards Curio Bay

curio bay sunset field pictures

Cyclone Gita was schedule to make landfall on the north part of the island the following day. Although we didn’t see much action from the cyclone, the wind and rain picked up substantially shortly after sunset

 

 

You can see the rest of our trip here:

Exploring Auckland – Day 1

Driving The Coromandel Peninsula – Becoming Kiwi Day 2

Bay Of Plenty The Hobbiton Movie Set – Becoming Kiwi Day 3

Hobbiton Movie Set Evening Banquet Tour

Driving Around The North Island – Becoming Kiwi Day 4

Castlepoint Lighthouse Sunrise Lake Ferry Sunset

Alpacas in New Zealand – Becoming Kiwi Day 6

Sunrise Alpacas & Yealands Winery – Becoming Kiwi Day 7

Exploring Christchurch – Becoming Kiwi Days 8 & 9

Driving From Christchurch to Dunedin to Curio Bay – Becoming Kiwi Day 10

Cathedral Caves, McLean Falls, Petrified Forest – Exploring Curio Bay

Driving To Queenstown – Becoming Kiwiw Day 12

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