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... tour guide was
named Lee and he had been doing this for about a year I think. The tour was a
ride through the valley of the mountains to the glacier. It was a lot of fun;
Lee would go around corners super fast and pretend to crash. With me on the
tour was a family of four from Singapore. The parents came to New Zealand to
visit their daughter that was studying here and the other daughter was studying
in Australia. ...
As we pulled into Timaru the van struggled to make it up a slight incline so we pulled up outside a aqua centre and set up the van. Day one we walked around Caroline bay, around the area played some crazy golf, visited the aviary, and walked around town to get to know the area. The 2nd day we did pretty much the same explored more of the area, went to the South Canterbury museum, had a swim in the aqua centre and in the ...
... imagine the aboriginal people here hanging out under these undermined cliff like areas.
Stopped in Twizel (great name) for lunch. They were preparing for St Patrick's day, so had to have drinks in green colored glasses.
As we approach Mt. Cook low cloud was hanging in the horizon,and remained for the following day as well. Unfortunately , we never did get a clear vista on the mountain ...
... but we still made the best of the day. Stop one was to cross the largest swing-bridge in NZ - over the Buller Gorge and the rocks were a cool rust color. Then we drove to Cape Foulwind to see the Fur seals, man it that a good name for it. We got to see some Fur seals. Then it was on to Punakaiki Blowholes and Pancake Rocks. It was awesome, the rocks did look like a bunch of pancakes stacked on top of each other. The wind and rain were still blasting ...
... another majestic lake with amazingly coloured water. The highway up to Mt. Cook skirts the shoreline of the lake before diving right into a vast glacier depository bookended by jagged snowcapped mountains. We approach the Aoraki / Mt. Cook village and find the campground. It is a little sparse, no power, or actual numbered campsites, (we find this to be a common occurrence in NZ) but they leave it up to your imagination on where you can set up your ...