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Things We Missed in New Zealand

Morepork at Tiritiri Matangi Island

There’s no way to learn everything about a place you’re traveling to. You just have to do your best to research it and hope you find people who write about the things you most want to see or experience. Here are some things that we missed in New Zealand, but it’s okay because I wouldn’t change how or what we did on our trip.

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New Zealand: Taieri Gorge Railway Tour Photos

Dunedin Railways Train Car for Taieri Gorge

The Taieri Gorge Railway tour starts from the historic railway building in Dunedin and returns to the same place. Check out our photos of the Taieri Gorge Railway Tour.

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New Zealand: Inspiration in Photos from the Dunedin Art Gallery

Art in the Dunedin Public Art Gallery

The Dunedin Public Art Gallery was hosting the “Civic Pride” exhibit. Coupled with their collection of art on display, I found the overall atmosphere to be inspiring. We went back and ate at the restaurant Nova, which is attached to the museum, and it was wonderful.

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New Zealand: The Chinese Garden in Dunedin

Entrance to the Chinese Garden in Dunedin

Stop in for a nice cup of tea and some Chinese pastries or just enjoy the peaceful grounds. The Chinese Garden in Dunedin is a wonder place to explore and relax.

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New Zealand: Photos from Dunedin

Dunedin train station

Dunedin was my wife’s favorite city. She just fell in love with it and its Scottish heritage. Here are some photos from Dunedin. For more about the city, check out our other posts.

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New Zealand: Otago Museum in Dunedin

Otago Museum sign

There were a lot of exhibits in the Otago Museum in Dunedin. We also had lunch here before it was time to take our train.

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New Zealand: Otago Chocolate Company Takes Chocolate to Art

A selection of Otago Chocolate Company chocolate bars

The Otago Chocolate Company makes some of the smoothest chocolate bars available in New Zealand. The chocolate is silky, satisfying, and full of flavor. When combined with other flavors of New Zealand, you have a winning chocolate experience that few other companies can match.

The metallic stickers on the cardboard outer wrappings have an upscale look to them and clearly state what’s in the bar and where the chocolate beans come from. Some of the wrappers feature images from Te Papa, New Zealand’s National Museum. The horopito and kawakawa berries chocolate bar makes use of the natural spice in New Zealand’s flora. The beans are single sourced from Papa New Guinea. The farmers receive a fair price for their work.

Those familiar with manuka honey will enjoy the Beekeeper. The beans are from Papa New Guinea, but this 70% dark chocolate comes with honey, bee pollen, and puffed amaranth. That’ll kick up the health factor of this treat a notch. It’s good for “growers, makes and eaters alike.”

The Otago Chocolate Company (OCHO) makes their chocolate in Dunedin, and you can find it in local stores and at the Royal Albatross Centre. You can even get it at the airport, so be sure to look in the gift shops while waiting for your flight out. This is one treat you’ll want to enjoy no matter where you’re from.

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New Zealand: Photos from Toitu Otago Settlers Museum in Dunedin

Front of the Toitu Otago Settlers Museum

The Toitu Otago Settlers Museum is located next to the Dunedin train station. It has exhibits that focus on creativity, vehicles, and what was important to the people that lived in the region.

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New Zealand: The Penguin Place Photos

Penguin Place sign

The Penguin Place was paired with Monarch Cruises. Here penguins are rehabilitated, and a sanctuary has been set aside for the rarest of penguins – the yellow-eyed penguins to roost. If you head over to our Etsy shop and adopt a flat friend, we will donate $1 to the Penguin Place.

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New Zealand: Photos from Monarch Cruises in Dunedin

Gull on a nest

We coupled our Monarch Cruise with a trip to the Penguin Place. Here are some photos from the cruise. Videos will follow at some point in the future.

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