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... our last opportunity to do so before reaching Auckland in the North. The Queenstown premises of the rental company were very nice and modern, and the staff actually very helpful. Kirsty confessed to them that she had broken a wine glass (the less said about that the better!) and whether we could purchased another one. They wouldn't take any money and just gave us a new replacement one. The lady actually brought out 3 wine glasses to ...
... ad we were now booked onto the 12.45 tour, though the mist didn't really look too much like it would clear. We were starting to get a bit dejected with all the waiting about and disappointment, but a call from home soon changed that. We got a call from a very excitable Emma telling us that she had a new baby sister - Alice Elizabeth Norman.
We hung around for a bit, but we weren't ...
... than the Chinese food at home.
Next was an action packed day, we had booked the Skydive for early in the morning and intended to do the bungee in the afternoon. It all started well with a bacon, egg and cheese roll before heading out to the Skydive place, I wasn't to nervous and just went with the flow, it was a great help that once in the aeroplane you didn't get much choice as guy I was attached was going regardless. It was a great experience, all the way from ...
... had got on quickly and taken all the good spots. We found a couple of small chairs and decided to try and crash on them. The only issue was, the
Cook Strait and Picton/Nelson were being battered by a bad storm so we were lucky the ferry went at all. Or were we? Once we found our sleeping spot, we tried to sleep straight away but as the ferry was moving SO MUCH, we kept on falling off our make shift beds. Onto the
floor it was, and ...
A sunny start to the day at Oamaru - the Brydone hotel which was established by Thomas Brydone who was a very good chap in these parts! A walk along the Main Street enlightened us to the history of this successful small port - largely due to sheep (meat and wool trade) in Victorian times. A visit to Totara was a delightful education about how the first frozen lamb was shipped to England - in 1882 ...
Other places to stay in South Island
377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown | 5 star hotelfrom $154
Corner Earl Street and Marine Parade, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $107
- Great central location
- Great spot!
- Not bad but make sure you have a printout of your reservation
28 - 30 Cathedral Square, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $152
cnr Cashel & High Sts, PO Box 22755 , Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Private Bag, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $88
- A fabulous anniversary
- Great position, wonderful views
- OK for the price
Corner Frankton Road And Stanley Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $104
- We had a lovely stay
- Had a lovely stay
- A large hotel with little atmosphere
Corner Cardrona Valley & Studholme Rds, Wanaka | 4 star hotelfrom $100
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch | 5 star hotelfrom $153
118 High Street, Dunedin | 3 star hotelfrom $108
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $111
State Highway 6, Franz Josef | 3 star hotelfrom $123
Beach Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- Great hotel in great location
- Modern hotel in Queenstown
- Amazing hotel.....
Corner Memorial Avenue and Orchard Road, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $101
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $164
- St Moritz, Queenstown
- A Wonderful Stay
- Great Views
107 Hereford Street, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $112
165 Cashel St, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $59
- Yes, it's a pod
- New concept hotel
- Neues Konzepthotel
Sainsbury Road 9197, Queenstown | 3 star hotelfrom $78
189 Deans Ave, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $125
449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $183
91 Fernhill Rd, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $115
- Good and bad at the Heritage
- An Alpine retreat from the bustle of Queenstown
- Noisy neighbours spoilt the stay.
Lakefront Drive, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $106
Town Centre, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $81
Trafalgar Square, Nelson | 3 star hotelfrom $134
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $87
Corner Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin | 4 star hotelfrom $113