Alpine Lodge Motel
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"If we were in Calgary, I would think this was a holiday," said Amanda. "But it doesn't feel like one." She's right, I thought, it would. So, why doesn't it? Because, unbelievably, it's just our lives right now. Going to another town outside of where we have been living day-to-day is just another place to be in our lifestyle of exploring during our …
"Lets go to Lake Rotoiti," I said. "Where is that?" Blair commented. "Only 50 K away and on the way south." "OK." So we went.
This was another painstakingly windy day. Headwind, All. Day. Long. The first half wasn't so bad. No hills to contend with and the river to gaze at. Not to forget to mention, no traffic as it was a secondary road.< …
... of the day. Kids had an absolute ball, and even I enjoyed the raft ride on the Superbowl, giving it a go several times. Can't say I enjoyed going down the water slides though - I particularly hated the Black Hole.
The water in the thermal pools was a pleasant 35 degrees, whilst the other adventure pools were also pleasantly warm.
After sweating it out in the Steam Room followed by a final ...
... were Douglas Firs, Silver Birch, Cypress Furs and lots more. We did a couple of walks through the forest. It was quite cloudy so we didn’t take any pictures.
After a quick rest we set off for the hot pools. They were lovely. We got there as it was getting dusk and we could just make out the mountains at the back and as the night wore on we saw more and more stars. There are quite a few different pools, some ...
... from all over the UK, we even passed through Belfast City! We went to the Train Station to book our tickets for the Tranzalpine journey that we are going to do tomorrow from Christchurch to Greymouth. Undecided wether to stay in a B/B or the van as it was really cold last night, so we went looking for one. Going through Christchurch the city is still, in a lot of places, fenced off as the building are still unsafe, ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAlpine Lodge Motel Hanmer Springs
Lovely staff, friendly motel. Great for the kids and I. I could have stood slightly thicker walls though. It's a drag when you have to wait for your neighbours on both sides to go to sleep before you can....:-(
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