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- Continental Breakfast
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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The views were spectacular as we climbed the hill out of Akaroa. Brilliant sunshine and great visibility. A cruise ship had pulled in overnight so the town would have been much busier.
We drove to Lake Tekapo where we couldn't resist visiting the most photographed church in NZ, The Church of Good Shepherd, Lake Tekapo. Trying to capture a shot without at least one tourist from ...
We're sitting in the van having a cup of tea, on our own by the side of Lake Pukaki, and with views of the mountain ranges surrounding us and Mount Cook and its friends directly out of the back window. The sun is just about to set and promises to be another spectacular show. There is no noise at all except for the lapping of water on the lake shore and very occasional car passing down the road. This morning was very different with us getting ...
... a very fun time! On to Temuka where we looked at the hedge lady's hedge. Jan our guide!! And got biked up and we were on our way at last. 26kms to our lunch stop at a winery which had opened just for us and laid on a set menu lunch. Fantastic with the sun shining and the mountains in the foreground . No one really wanted to leave. Onward for another 25 kms.. One stop along the way was at the little Church of St David, set among the tree on a stream. ...
... it provided us with yet another stunning location for our camp, with Mt Cook in full majestic view from our tent. After setting up camp we went for a little walk to the lake, seeing lots of bunnies on the way. We all stuck our hands in the water and agreed it was quite 'koud.'
On our return, Marc and Lotte hung out in the camp lounge and 'played' Connect4, while I made dinner in the well-provisioned camp kitchen. Quite novel to have dinner indoors at a ...
... enjoyable repast. After dinner it was off to slumberland, well at least until early in the morning, when I went outside to view the wondrous Sky (in this part of Nu Zellund it's protected, don't you know!) - took some happy snaps (as promised), but not sure how they will turn out! The moon however did look very pretty! Then it was back to the land of nod, after another wondrous day in our NZ adventure (special thanks to our Tour Director - ...