Charming Creek Bed and Breakfast
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Non-smoking hotel
- Non-smoking rooms
- Microwave in room
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... of New Zealand to be touched by the sunlight today). Everything making up the scene around it was still reposing in pre-dawn shadow. The vista was well reflected in the serenely calm lake waters. Sadly for you, Ben wasn't quick enough when he raced back to the car to get the camera. By the time he had returned, the pink tips of the mountains had faded. Seeing it in person however, was very special. As we went about getting up and breakfasting, we catted to Seb, ...
Our post Queenstown travels initially took us South, down towards the Catlins via a incredibly wet Invercargill. Home for Monday evening was Lignite Pit Campsite, a wildlife reserve based around an old mine. Tuesday we headed into the Catlins and to Curio Bay, a lovely beach where we able to watch a school of young Dolphins swimming in the surf near the shore. Over the other side of the bay in the evening we went for our second attempt ...
... out her hand!!
After lunch we drove for a while admiring the stunning scenery as the road ran along the edge of a gorge before arriving in Westport in the late afternoon. In our hostel we were assigned a room called 'The Unit'. This wasn't really a dorm but 6 bunk beds squeezed together in the back of a kitchen - definitely one of the weirder places we have stayed!
We cooked dinner before the whole bus went as a group together down to the beach ...
... to the Denniston Coal Mine which was high up in the hills, for our 'Experience' at 9.30 am. We visited Millerton, an old mining town, which was below Stockton, on the way. It was very run down and the information centre, close to derelict. We arrived in Denniston to get kitted up for our tour. It was an extensive underground coal mine in its hey day and we were to visit the Banbury Mine. We were first taken in front of the Denniston Incline, an extremely ...
... 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 ...