Monday, 21 September 2009

Larnachs Castle

Yes, I know, another non-surf post.
I did get out in the weekend though, but haven't processed the photos yet.. tomorrow.
For work on Thursday we did a day trip up the peninsula to Larnachs Castle which is the only inhabited castle in New Zealand.
The Dunedin City council has this local residents passport promotion going, that you can get in to the castle for 30% off and get a free hot drink. Heaps of other local touristy promotins in there, like Swell Cafe (Enjoy either: a tea and coffee with half-priced baked goods, half-priced dessert with your main meal or your first drink at half price.) What cool about the passport cover picture is the scotsman in kilt holding a thruster. I hope to visit and document as many of them as I can over the next few months. Remember.. don't leave the city till you'e seen the sights. Check out

Dunedin Passport is a booklet of a range of restaurant, tourism attraction and accommodation offers from participating businesses and tourism operators throughout Dunedin city.
Passport holders are also entitled to enter in a prize draw to win $1500 worth of rates relief.

Top: looking down the Otago Harbour towards Dunedin City from close to the castle. Above: the traditiional view of the castle. below: two alternative views, from the back at right, and from the side. You are not allowed to photograph inside the castle, but it is an incredible work of art. one of the ceilings to three people 6 years to carve working full time!

Above: kaka Beack flower with castle behind, and the view from the top of the turret looking towards the entrance of the otago Harbour, Harbour Cone to the right.



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