Awesome Dunedin. Usually we like country areas better than cities, but cities have stuff going on that are impossible for smaller places, like they can’t be beaten for museums that take a whole day to go through, cinemas, and enormous buildings.
We actually spent more than a day on the museum, going back for another half day as well. The planetarium was great, and students from the university were giving talks that went along with a range of topics. We were starting to feel a bit knowledged-out, we’ve been visiting so many museums and reading so many information boards. So why did we then find ourselves at the University’s Geology Museum where we got talking with a couple of international PhD students studying whales and penguins? They told us that New Zealand is THE place to be for studying whales, penguins and dolphins, which are found (in fossil form) in the lower half of the South Island.
Wanting a blob-out session we went to the local reading cinema to watch DC superhero movie Shazam. There was a huge foyer with seats and tables in cubicles and a life-sized game of snakes and ladders staked out on the carpet – we walked across this game on our way in, but going out we struck a game in full swing so carefully walked around it (and watched).
It was nice to get back onto some beaches after a few ‘bright lights’ days – and Dunedin has truly supreme beaches, and you only just have to go out of the city.