ASURE Chelsea Gateway Motor Lodge
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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Yesterday we woke up for sunrise over the sea so that we could join the road nice and early as we had a long drive ahead. We journeyed south for 532km, leaving the national park and driving across the country to drive down the west coast. The drive was phenomenal. In no other country could I drive for so long and enjoy the entire thing. The meandering roads uphill can be a test for our engine, but the views on reward to meeting the crest of the hills ...
... took us over to Westport by late afternoon. Though I had very much planned to find out a few more things from the Cherry Booths before arriving in their once upon a time hometown, I took it upon myself to do a mini tour. The town is quite small, the centre is only one long street with large municipal building, memorial park and shops. Having parked up next to the park (Victoria Square was the name I think), a relaxing walk round the ...
Result! Woke up this morning and it wasn't raining! So me, Mike, Dave and Sez walked down to the beach to play a bit of footy. The sand was literally golden in colour. Best way to start the day! By 10am we were back on the bus to head to Westport. Our next destination on the Kiwi Experience. En route we stopped off at Nelson Lake. It was of course raining by now but that did not stop us getting a few pics by the lake. Even with all the clouds in the sky the view was amazing. ...
... in Westport. We decided we wouldn't take part in any jet boating or horse trekking as the weather was poor and we had something lined up further down the line. We finally arrived into Westport around 4 o'clock. Westport apparently has a mild climate boasting 2,000 hours of sun, more than Auckland and Christchurch, however we didn't see any, not one bit. It was cloudy and bitterly cold, but we had to remember that this is their Autumn. After ...
... house. Following WW11 many foreign workers and their families from Europe came to work on the scheme and creating in time a lively settlement that finally closed in 1996 with all the houses being dismantled and sold off. In 2006 the area was bought by an entrepreneur who subsequently replaced the houses with houses of the earlier eras and furnished them with items from the same period. ...