Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel
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November 28, 2014
Leaving Queenstown, NZ
We woke this morning at the Blue Peak Lodge in Queenstown, had breakfast and walked to town to the Apex Car Rental office. We had contracted with them for a relocation of a rental from Queenstown to Christchurch. The relocation rate was $9 NZ per day. We were pleasantly surprised to pick up a …
We'd visited Arthur's Pass briefly when we caught the tranz-alpine express earlier on in November - as we were well ahead of what we'd planned we decided to spend a few extra days there. Arthur's Pass has a lovely alpine village charm about it, consisting of a bunch of small houses, some guest-houses and restaurant/bar along the road. It's situated in a beautiful glaciated valley, with mountains rising steeply either side. ...
... up. Lots of walks start here and we chose to climb up to Devils Punchbowl - a massive waterfall where we got soaked by the spray blown from the river that plunges down from above you. You can't get to the plunge pool of this waterfall so no swimming (it was blooming COLD too!) so we set off walking up Arthur's pass through the woods of slender moss bearded trees to find the Bridal Veil falls which we had been promised you could get to and take a dip in if you ...
... the cold forced me back into the van.
I stopped from time to time to stretch my legs and make use of other people's loos and ended up at Lake Tekapo around 1:30. Once again I took a few photos. I decided to go for luxury tonight and booked into a powered site. Used the shower in the van and discovered that there is plenty of water pressure and the water is very hot. Headed off to bed warm, clean and comfortable. I hope I wake the same way.
... and got drowned by a downpour 10 min later. At 10:15 we couldn’t even see the hill and I decided to give up. I was grumbling as I put my stuff away then I looked up and saw the top of Castle Hill. Was I hallucinating? We threw on our raincoats and headed up the hill while we could still see it. We took the steep footpath right up the middle to the top, wandered around the boulders and came back down the gentler slope from the right side. 35 min RT ...