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Travel Blogs from Picton
... Taupo - where I threw myself out a plane (I'll get to that in a minute...) - River Valley - a remote hostel where we shared a 30 man bed - Wellington - the capital city ! (By now my suitcase had deteriorated to a wheel less , handle less , dysfunctional , box full of my clothes ...a new heavy duty one has been purchased. That'll teach me.) Taupo was definitely the best place because of our activities. The first day there was too windy to sky dive which was dangerous, so we ...
... it sound more tourist friendly... It is one of the sunniest parts of New Zealand and has some of the most beautiful beaches – although they vary between mud and shingle to deep-golden sand. It is the Cornwall/Devon/Wales part of the South Island (probably Coromandel being the North Island equivalent).
We could now cross the Marlborough Sounds off our list (we did the other “arm” on our first visit, seven years ago) and we have visited the area ...
... put to use with live entertainment from time to time.
Takaka itself appears to be a hive of artists with many galleries, panoramic murals on many external walls and beautiful hanging baskets along both sides of the street.
The wind never abated all day which made driving the big van on the mountainous roads hard work for Russ. Driving up the peninsular even in the ...
... arrived in Queenstown and I'd apparently accidentally booked into a hostel ... Awkward. So awkward. Sydney was ridiculously rushed, trying to fit everything into one jetlagged day, two normal days and one day was lost to waiting 15 hours for the coolest fireworks display on earth, (worth it.) But we managed it, had a great (brief) time and moved on to NZ for the main show! The lonely planet guide we bought at the airport spouted something on the first page about the fact that you ...
... temperature. I sat feeding the ducks and watching as Elinor making the cold decent into the waters. It wasn't long before we came into Westport in the pouring rain as we reached our hostel called Bazils. We had a nice little unit complete with a full kitchen, tv, sofas and LOTR films so seeing as it was a miserable day, after our food shop we made the most of chilling over dinner and watching the first of LOTR films.
Back on the bus to Franz, where we hoped to ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free parking