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Travel Blogs from South Island
Monday 19th August - Monday 2nd September 2013
New Zealand – The South Island
The South Island is where New Zealand is at its most beautiful. Whichever direction you look you're confronted by impressive, far reaching mountain ranges – very similar to Canada in that sense. It’s easy to see why Peter Jackson chose this country for Middle Earth. There I go again…
Pancake Rocks and Fancy Dress
... be able to give our families a call as it still was Christmas night (24th) at home. We stayed in the park for the most of the day, and while we sat skyping with our families, a local guy who had attended the Christmas dinner at the local school, came to us with plates and plates of Christmas food that was leftover – it became Christmas anyways! We feasted on turkey, pork roast and Christmas ham and couldn’t believe it. We chilled around ...
... antlers- and lovely gardens.
Also I have to tell you that we have now been to Paradise - literally! You wont be surprised to hear that it's very scarcely populated, in fact there are no permanent fixed dwellings, but maybe that's a necessary part of Paradise. No doubt if you lived there all the time you wouldn't think it was Paradise.
On the way ...
... south. waikoropupu spring generates 14,000 litres of water per second and is the world's clearest fresh water; this is determined based on the horizontal visibility in the water, which at 63 metres, approaches the theoretical maximum clarity of water. the only clearer body of water observed on earth lies deep under miles of ice in Antarctica. our other stop was at a natural limestone labyrinth. the maze of limestone walls were accented with weird toys and ...
... would be in the air, so the birds were the luckiest. But then Mum said that apparently thousands of birds died on the day of the earthquake from heart attacks. So that theory was not so sound, unless you have a big heart!
Typical conversation topics that arise amongst the city dwellers centre around the Earthquake Commission payouts and how they have been too lenient in their payouts, and subsequently the fund is almost bust. Some unscrupulous families ...
Other places to stay in South Island
377 Frankton Rd, Queenstown | 5 star hotelfrom $91
Corner Earl Street and Marine Parade, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $105
- 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 $182
cnr Cashel & High Sts, PO Box 22755 , Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $79
Corner Frankton Rd & Adelaide St, Private Bag, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $83
- A fabulous anniversary
- Great position, wonderful views
- OK for the price
Corner Frankton Road And Stanley Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $97
- We had a lovely stay
- Had a lovely stay
- A large hotel with little atmosphere
Corner Cardrona Valley & Studholme Rds, Wanaka | 4 star hotelfrom $103
50 Cathedral Square, Christchurch | 5 star hotelfrom $144
118 High Street, Dunedin | 3 star hotelfrom $110
166 Gloucester Street, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $139
State Highway 6, Franz Josef | 3 star hotelfrom $99
Beach Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $134
- Great hotel in great location
- Modern hotel in Queenstown
- Amazing hotel.....
Corner Memorial Avenue and Orchard Road, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $123
10-18 Brunswick Street, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $157
- St Moritz, Queenstown
- A Wonderful Stay
- Great Views
107 Hereford Street, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $105
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 $77
189 Deans Ave, Christchurch | 4 star hotelfrom $135
449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch | 3 star hotelfrom $157
91 Fernhill Rd, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $113
- 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 $97
Town Centre, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $68
Trafalgar Square, Nelson | 3 star hotelfrom $126
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Corner Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin | 4 star hotelfrom $105