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Travel Blogs from Twizel
... on in Germany, except with a beautiful lake and mountains in the background. The skates were really weird, it was impossible to get them tight, and both we both felt that it shifted our center of gravity forward too much. We were both afraid to try to go backwards! Despite this, we were both the best skaters on the ice ;)
After skating, we went to the hot springs. They were not actually natural hot springs, more like ...
... days of my trip with bad weather. Therefore even though we were staying at the base of the mountain our view, both approaching it and once we were there was obscured by thick fog. Thankfully though travelling to Lake Tekapo yesterday the fog and mist lifted and it turned into a beautiful day. We climbed up Mount John by the lake and then I was dropped to my hostel where I have been for the last couple of days to wait for Rachael coming through on the next bus. ...
... 50 minutes to get to the summit of Mount John which provides a magnificent 360 degree view from the top and enjoyed a welcome ice cream. There are four huge telescopes also at the top which are owned by Canterbury University as the night skies are so clear and unpolluted.
Then we packed ready for the van to be returned, feeling grumpy that a good time has to come to an ...
Following Lynn and Pat's visit Thursday to Friday, we cleaned up and packed up a house for the last time in NZ. This was the start of the final road trip starting in Wanaka and travelling through South Island East coast then North Island West coast before ending in Auckland and a final trip to Waiheke Island with the two sets of cousins. Our first stop was Mt Cook which I had only thought of as a last ...
Dropped off the van and picked up a car, stuffed everything in the back bought a cool box and headed the 70k out to Akaroa on the peninsula to stay at Chez la Mer backpackers hostel. The whole of the large and bustling village of Akaroa is full of French names and influence, so beautiful and a bit quirky the hostel is great. Walked around and found a FAB restaurant but I won't mention more than fish fish ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed