Rough and Tumble Bush Lodge
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- Breakfast Available
- Non-smoking rooms
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
- Continental Breakfast
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We've woken up to the most beautiful sunny morning and barely a breath of wind. This park is certainly beautiful and very quiet. Love it! Our luck held throughout the day and I cracked out the shorts for the first time. We drove from Picton to Havelock, through Nelson and onto our stay tonight, Westport. We travelled along the Queen Charlotte Drive to Havelock, but this deserves a separate entry, so will cover it in there. The countryside is still ...
... goodwill gesture to the guys, we kinda hoped for a nice discount or some beers!, but nevertheless the hostel was very cool. Set just metres from the beach and sea made it feel quite surreal, with the soundtrack of crashing waves so satisfyingly soothing to chill, cook and sleep with. The kitchen had windowed patio doors so that you could look out to sea, which only added to what was an amazing sausage, sweet potato and vegetable roast. ...
... that loitered beneath the jetty. A few hardy souls / idiots donned their swimming shorts and jumped off the end of the jetty.
Westport, like many other New Zealand towns, is stuck in a time warp. There is still some coal being mined in the area. Women seemed to be in short supply in the pub I went to for dinner. I got the feeling most of the men there came for the work. The seafood platter I had was enough for ...
This morning we were up bright and early and on the bus at 8am. We feed the last of the wraps from last night's dinner to the chickens so we really embraced the farm life. We had a long travel day again today so we spent a long time on the road. We did stop at Hope Saddle Lookout and got amazing views of the southern alps which were fantastic. Then it was off on the road ...
... the way! En route we stopped off at the Maruia waterfall where the land was torn apart as a result of NZs largest ever earthquake, measuring 9.6 on the Richter scale, back in the 1920s, resulting in a waterfall and then at Cape Foulwind, the closest point in NZ to Australia and also home to a seal colony. Some of the group opted for a spot of surfing, which the weather was perfect for, we chose to see the seals and watch the breaking waves. ...