Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – New Zealand chapter on Dunedin & Otago has to say:
“It’s a 114km blast along SH1 from Oamaru to Dunedin, but the narrow, ocean-hugging road travelling south from Oamaru provides a break from the main highway. Take Wharfe St out of town (following the signs for Kakanui) for gorgeous coastal views.
Moeraki township is a charming fishing village. It’s a nice 11⁄2-hour walk along the beach between the village and the boulders.”
KAPOORS ON THE ROAD
One of the joys of renting a car is finding the opportunity to choose a ‘scenic route’ instead of being forced to travel the shortest distance between two points. For that reason, we were happy that we were making things up as we went along, and didn’t have to be at a certain place, at a certain time.
Now let me say, there’s not much that isn’t scenic in New Zealand, and when the signs designate a ‘scenic route’ be ready for some jaw-dropping vistas.