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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 45



should not be omitted from the tourist's catalogue of sights worth seeing. This is indeed a charming spot, and the scenery along the road leading to it is simple magnificent. Hill and dell, rock and fell, cairn and cataract, field and forest, land and ocean, follow each other in quick and varied succession, and when the visitor arrives at Portobello, which is 14 miles from Dunedin, he will naturally wonder why Australians and New Zealanders rush to Europe and America for sight-seeing, when they can find such beautiful scenes beside their own doors. Several new townships are springing up around Portobello, and a few hours can be well spent in rambling around Seatoun and other watering places in the locality. The "Camp," or "Larnach's Castle" as it is more frequently called, the residence of the Hon. W. J. M. Larnach, is situated on the side of a high hill that rises above Portobello, and overlooks the harbour. This is one of the finest mansions in the colony, and should be inspected by the tourist. We may here state that Mr. Larnach is noted for his hospitality.

A pleasant day can be passed by taking the train to