Travel Blogs from Twizel
... could see the snow-capped peaks of where we were headed. Around 12 30, we finally arrived in Lake Tekapo. We stopped by the gorgeous lake (think NZ's version of Lake Louise) and visited the quaint Church of the Good Shepard, as well as the monument to collie dogs. We were extremely lucky as the sun was brightly shining, and there was not a cloud in the sky.
We stopped at the small Lake Tekapo village and walked the shops ...
... 1. mountains are snow capped - absolutely stunning 2. The heat coming off the ground creates a morning mist on the fields each morning which is just stunning! 3. Less people around means it was much quicker to order and be served a famous Fergburger in Queenstown (actually be served it 3 times - you're only there once!) So since the last blog I have spent most of my time in Queenstown. Whilst there I explored the town a bit, as well as doing a day trip down ...
... Lost car key - doggy driving & booked the wrong month) so NO more... I’ve had my 3, LOL.
Luckily for us there was a spare triple room at the backpacker Lodge.
It was big and beautiful. A combination of both hostel and hotel accommodation with a large restaurant serving quality food of generous proportion or the option to use the communal kitchen facilities and cook your own. It’s full of singles, couples, backpackers ...
... Climbing school is situated there and the region hosts numerous climbers and "wannabe's". The hikes we took were moderate and finally used my hiking pole after carting it all the way here. Lake Tepako is home to an astrological research centre atop Mt John thus providing a good hike up to the observation peak and then around part of the ...
... only animals we see are livestock and the occasional small hawk or eagle. No excitement of 'spotting’ roos emus wedgies etc. Quite different.
We notice a lot of farmed land under crops have open irrigation canals. They have sprinkler systems operating so we gather the water must be pumped from the canals but how does it get into the canals?
As well as the pretty wild ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking