Showing posts from November, 2019

Oh, Oamaru!

  Oh Oamaru! Where do we begin with this precious little town?! We were fortunate enough to arrive during their Victorian Heritage Weekend celebrating Queen Victorias 200th Birthday! Everybody was dressed up to the nines in their Victorian fashion, most of which was hand made! We enjoyed going to all the arty shops, watching one man carve stone, and gawping at all the outfits in the Victorian rental shop. Oamaru is amazing for all it’s home made treasures, from their ice cream at Deja Moo, to their beer at Scott’s Brewery, and of course all the gifts and art you can buy from all the shops. All of which we  indulged! But our favourite part was definitely the festival. On the first day we were there we went to the grand opening at the Opera House, where we got to enjoy a cold beer and some free canap├ęs, before the Mayor announced the start of the weekend. Then in the evening we went to a Gentleman’s Relish, where we got to see burlesque dancers, comedy and magic, whilst being surrounde

Drinking in Dunedin

Dunedin welcomed us with open arms. With a free campsite right by the town centre, albeit a carpark, it had portaloos and a sink with drinking water. If we chose to leave Gladys there for the day it only cost $5, bargain! We stayed in Dunedin for 3 nights (the maximum amount of nights you are allowed to stay at that campsite). We enjoyed doing a Speight’s Brewery Tour, which for only $30 each we got a really insightful tour of the brewery plus open taps for the last 30/40 minutes! We definitely made sure to drink our $30 worth! Steven ran our tour and he did a great job of telling us the story behind Speight’s and how these three men, William Dawson from Aberdeen, Charles Greenslade from Devon and James Speight from Yorkshire brought Speight’s beer to life. The reason it was named Speights is because one night in a drunken fashion, James managed to convince William and Charles to pay $200 each whilst he paid $100 for the brewery, and got to have his surname as the famous Kiwi beer, how