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Today's WOW has to be our half hour trip by helicopter to see Mount Cook, New Zealand's, and Australasia's tallest peak at 3755 m. We've been told only 10% of people actually see it, but we drove up here on the most beautiful sunny day and kept pinching ourselves that this was happening to us. The helicopter took us up to the Tasman Glacier, …
Mt Cook is impressive even from a distance, rising to 3754m. The Maori name is Aoraki ('Cloud Piercer'), and it has powerfully beautiful landscape; over one million acres of high golden tundra encircled by sky piercing mountains. Everyone got very excited as we caught our first glimpses from the bus ride (from Christchurch). The weather at Mt Cook …
... 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 ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking