Charming Creek Bed and Breakfast
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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... of the nicest kitchens we have encountered so far (very important in the backpacking world) and overall looks like it could be a great base to spend a few days, it's just unfortunate that Westport doesn't appear to have a few days worth of activities for us. It has been good though to blow off a bit of steam at the brewery after another long travel day and in preparation for what (hopefully) promises to be an exciting couple of days at Franz ...
... moon more than the earth like the huge empty craters and bizarre colours of the lakes due to the volcanic activity (we still don't quite understand why the water is blue/green and stinks of egg). After our exhausting six hours the last thing we wanted to do was drive seven hours to our next destination: Wellington. So we decided we'd drive a couple of hours and find a little campsite en route. We were successful in our search and found a remote one next to a river which ...
... year-old German, who has been hanging out and working in Christchurch. He is outstanding company so we arranged to walk to the Franz Josef Glacier with him. A tomtit flitted into the tree next to Fenton as we got ready to drive off. Franz Josef was the emperor of Austria and king of Hungary until 1916. His son is perhaps better remembered by history: Archduke Franz Ferdinand, whose assassination in Sarajevo precipitated the Great War just over 100 years ...
A very scenic drive from Nelson. On the way to Westport we decided to have a go on New Zealand's longest swingbridge which was near Murchinson on the Buller River. It was quite breezy and it was the highest we had crossed so far! It did take a fair bit of willpower on my behalf but after overcoming my reticence I forged on ahead, hoping no one would come my way as it was narrow (one person wide). There was a sign at the start saying 'We encourage people to ...
... to tell you which places you must go to. At the first coffee stop of the day we met a man who had emigrated from Bristol in the 1960s. He and his Kiwi wife also had suggestions for us.
Coffee stops are a highlight. I had great intentions of eating healthy fruit from roadside stalls but I'm afraid giant cheese scones and cakes like today's banana & cinnamon muffins win the day.
We made a detour to a little town ...