The drive through the Otago Peninsula is really nice, the place is full of lakes, sea and hills. We drove over to 'New Zealand's only castle' but didn't fancy paying the entrance fee to get in, especially as we couldn't see the castle from the entry gates, so turned around. There are a load of wildlife places on the peninsula and we drove to the furthest point where the albatross centre is, but again didn't fancy paying to get in. We parked up there to have lunch as there was a nice view but tried not to leave the van as it was ridiculously windy.
In the afternoon, I finally payed an entrance fee and went on a tour of the yellow-eyed penguin sanctuary. The people running the place owned a beach where they had set up tunnels so tourists can walk through the land and see the penguins in their natural habitats. It was a little disappointing though, I spent 90 minutes in the cold, in a group with a gaggle (the widely used term for a group of stereotypical chinese tourists) although this did mean that I could chat to the guide and find out more about the penguins as the gaggle had their own self-appointed guide. I only saw four penguins though and it didn't help that I had forgotten my glasses so that two of them were just black blurs! Still, seeing penguins is better than not, especially these which are the second rarest type of penguin. When I got back it was getting dark so we left the peninsular and started the drive across to Queenstown.