Wanaka Springs Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Adjoining Rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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... if we made Haast by lunchtime then this was achievable. We clogged on and got to our lunchtime destination. Glad we didn't opt to stay here - definitely a 'one horse town'! As there was nowt to see in Haast we were able to set off with early save for the time to eat a Gibby's meat pie! This was good and we could take a leisurely pace apart from the constant view points where we took photos. I'll not bore you with the details but scenery, as usual, was splendid. Now for the ...
... very curious positioning
- It gave the perfect view of the valley
- from there it wasn't long until we reached the routeburn falls, which was the hut we were staying in that night
- we got there around 2, so we had a lot of time to kill
- The hut was nice, it had a big kitchen, and bathrooms with real toilets, they were honestly just as nice as any other toilet, except it might be cold in the morning, and once, a while ago, somebody left the door ...
... like). All of a sudden we were harnessed into the right spot smiling for cameras and then we were dropping. I couldn't believe it, it was so scary! We were going down head first and then we were lifted and started to swing. The worst was over and we were able to enjoy the sights around us. I still can't believe I did that and will be ever proud that I did. Not to mention we did it for Danny.
On our adrenaline high and back in Queenstown we decided to head ...
... retreating in the world and experts say it will be gone in 50 years. The helicopter took us about halfway up the glacier and we landed and then had to put on our crampons. I've took so many pictures but it's just impossible to see how incredible it looked. We then began walking up the glacier and it was a really weird experience at first because I kept thinking I was gonna slip because I was on ice, but obviously you have spikes that stick into the ice. It was hard ...
... stomach. The other good news was that now Mitch would be able to join us, which would allow for a much more enjoyable journey back to Christchurch comparing notes the next day. The young chap who had been pacing around nervously after hearing Ray's chat about the perils of "meat bombing" (a technical term in the aviation industry used to describe skydives apparently) must have seen this more as a fortunate stay of execution. Indeed, when we did all return the next day this young ...