Arthur's Pass Alpine Motel
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When Dorothy booked our car she opted for the smallest cheapest one available due to the cost of hiring cars in NZ, as well as the price of fuel- about $2.20 per litre. It seemed like a good idea at the time, given that we had had good experiences in the States and in Europe with small cars around the 1500 cc size. However, when we picked up our …
Overnight at Arthurs Pass was interesting. It was cold. It sleeted, it rained and, as I discovered when I woke up, it had snowed. It wasn't Europe cold, but certainly cold compared to Sydney.
I met a couple of Spanish trekkers who were wondering whether they would stay overnight and take one of the walks in the morning. I noticed their van had disappeared about half an hour later. Wiser than me, I think; when I got up (about 6:00 am) the ...
... bad I didn’t do that earlier because it made the gorge even prettier. 35 min RT from car park. As an added bonus, the bathrooms had running water.
We stopped at the Whatoroa River Bridge on way to Fox Glacier to see the powder blue river. A helicopter was preparing to take off just s as we got there. We didn’t know what the big attraction was. The river was tannin colored with a band of blue water on the far side. There were ...
... or 9 miles there and back) to Bealey's Hut, which was created by sheep farmers as highland refuge, but is now huddled in by hill walkers seeking shelter from the suddenly changeable weather in these parts. Today was fine and no refuge was required.
... fly, revealing flashes of orange under their wings. One of the main draws to the area is the tracks, single and multi-day, that crisscross the mountains. We had neither the time nor the inclination to do those, so we opted to see the more accessible nearby falls.
The two falls in the pass are Bridal Veil and Devil's Punchbowl Falls. Devil's Punchbowl are the first ones seen from the trail, but Bridal Veil are closer so we ...