We hopped into the car and drove 4 hours one way to the Otago Peninsula. I think it was a bit much on everyone (still remembering the epic trip to Alaska). Although, we did get to explore the Otago Heritage Museum for a few hours, which was amazingly well put together (AND FREE), as well as St. Kilda Beach. It was a little dark inside the museum for me to take any quality photos, but there was so much to see. Multiple rooms filled with pieces of the area’s history kept us engaged for a long time.
*Rare photo of me, alone, without camera in hand, courtesy of my husband
The girls thought the beach was one of the most beautiful places ever. Even though it was crowded (by our spoiled WA state standards), it was lovely. The 5 hour trip back (we took another route) was enough driving for everyone for a while.