Makarora Tourist Centre
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We woke up pretty early again as we were heading to wanaka and wanted to make the most of the day! We left the park about 8.15am. We stopped off at a coastal view, which was nice. We then made our way on and came across a waterfall which was pretty impressive! Doug's ankles got attacked! After this we made a stop at a view point overlooking lake hawea and had our sarnies - yum! We finally got to wanaka about 1pm and checked into ...
... to be a huge disappointment. We ran out of the car in freezing cold conditions to be met with what equated to a shed with a double bed and a bunkbed. Clearly Helen had been misled or misheard to think that we had booked a cabin with a lounge, which actually amounted to a two man sofa that served no purpose other than to occupy valuable bag space! The room was colder than outside with a tiny heater that took all four of us to finally work out how to operate it; there was no sink, ...
... next morning and headed into the office to be told all was clear up on the glacier so of we went and they were right it was so clear with brilliant sunshine that the reflection of the ice was painful to the eyes, but well worth it. I have never enjoyed a trip more. The helicopter flew up the fox glacier and then over to the top of the Franz Joseph glacier where it landed and we had a quick walk on the snow before we flew down the glacier.
After all ...
... for the evening at a campsite at Pleasant Flat. The view is very pleasant as the name suggests, but the sandflies mean you don't want to be out in it for too long!! Hundreds of them descend on our camper, peering through the windows, clearly smelling our blood! Fortunately this camper seems to be a bit better sealed than the one in Australia and the flies cannot get in.
We cap off the day eating dinner whilst watching Lewis Hamilton win the Grand ...
As predicted, it was cloudy and rainy so we slept in and went to Puzzling World at 9:30, not realizing they open at 8:30. What a cool place. We started off in the outdoor mazes. We found the first 3 towers together in 15 min total and then raced each other for the last tower and the finish. That last tower took 20 min alone. Naturally, Wayne made it there before me but not by much. I could still take him on the finish. We passed each other many times. Then I saw Wayne ...