Thanks to more sunshine we decided to walk to the steepest street in the world, Baldwin Street. It took around 30mins to reach, & was quite the effort to walk up. At the top we chatted with Dave O'Hare who holds the world record for running up the street. He jogs up the street 30 times a day. Dave family owns a ski resort near Queenstown, & has friends who moved here from Newcastle.
He suggested we take a drive up to the top of a nearby mountain due to the good weather. We did this after breakfast, & were glad we did as this gave us a panoramic view of Dunedin, the coast & the inland mountains.
On the way to Oamaru, we stopped to see part of the lost world trail. The Moeraki boulders that are found on the beach & are 650 million years old.
When we arrived in Oamaru we discovered it had a Tyne, tees, & Wear street near the harbour. Being very careful not to drive down Wear street we headed to Bushy Beach to watch the native yellow eyed penguins & seals come in from the sea to rest for the night.
Dinner was a 20min walk away but provided a new dining experience for us both. Known here as stonegrilling, we cooked our own meals at the table on a hot stone slab. This took place in a restaurant quite some way from the City centre so we decided to head back & watch the super rugby match from the comfort of our room.