We started the day with a lovely walk to the St Kilda beach, what a stunner of a beach with lovely soft fine sand.
I then drove 12km out on the peninsula to Larnach castle. It has an amazing history dating back to the gold rush period in the 1860’s and a sad back story, with Mr Larnach losing 3 wives to death and the first and second wives were sisters! The castle took 12 years to build and is absolutely spectacular in design and craftsmanship.
It was a long day on the road, with us driving towards Wanaka and stopping short of Roxburgh at Pinders Pond (a freedom camp site), and gold mining excavation site bordering the Clutha river (NZ’s fastest flowing river). We have been travelling the gold mining trail, where the cycle trails were set up by John Key (NZ Prime Minister) as a way to encourage tourism in the last recession, smart move, they are exceptional and I see many cyclists every day bringing in money to the regions.