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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 tea. Kids enjoyed the Superbowl and slides as well as all the many different pools. Pity we still have a 2 hour drive home and can't just hop back to our motel.
Still, Cameron keen for more activity, so found him some clay pigeon shooting. I chose to spend an hour wandering around instead, just time enough to buy something from Wild South. ...
... aqua therapy pool which "battered" your body with the force of the jets. Then the rainbow pools which have shower jets for the head, neck and shoulders.
There are also rock pools, sulphur pools, water slides etc.
After a couple of hours and suitably wrinkled we called it a day and went to the cafe for a drink and just as we sat down the heavens opened but all in all a great relaxing afternoon. ...
... took us through the Lewis Pass and the Buller Gorge so we had lots more lovely scenery to admire. It just never ends in this beautiful country.
We are now back in CHCH for the last few days of our stay and as yesterday was the national holiday Whitangi Day we went for lunch with Damien, Tony, Rex and Gilly at Bloody Mary's restaurant in the Rydges Hotel in Latimer. Yes this is the new version of the hotel we stayed in back in 2011. It is the first new build hotel ...
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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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