In the morning I slept in (yea!) I tried to book a kayak again, but unfortunately it's fully booked through the weekend. I walked into the city center and walked around some more. I booked an evening tour of the Otago Peninsula and a tour of the Yellow Eyed Penguin Reserve since I couldn't get a kayak - at least I'll get to see the peninsula and the rare panguins.
The peninsula wasn't that exciting, but the penguin reserve was pretty good. A welcome improvement on the Phillip Island fairy penguin fiasco. We hiked along the bluffs overlooking the sea and watched the penguins come in. Then walked through a series of trenches that let you get within meters of the birds. They're really quite remarkable - the third largest penguin in the world with a bright yellow stripe around their heads - their behavior is also quite personable, it's easy to imagine you know what they're thinking.
Went out for a bite and a beer and met up with a group of student teachers that were also on the penguin tour (from Detroit). I went out with them and went to a few bars before deciding to head home. Much to my unhappy surprise when I went to set the alarm for my early morning bus I found it was four AM!