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... actually because we gained an hour due to time change. Started out from the routeburn car park at about 7am. Leech set off with dad and they stormed on upwards, she did really well keeping up with him. Mum and I took it easy as lots to catch up on, chatting and pretending to be Dora the explorer. Mum isn't quite David Attenborough yet though as she spent ages sneaking up on a little bird to get a picture but managed to turn her camera off instead. Walked for about 2 ...
... 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 ...
... Government had offered a sum of £500 to the first person who could do it. The estate is now run by the heritage society. Stopping briefly at Moreraki to see the round boulders on the beach, we travelled in land via Clyde (where there is a magnificent dam) and Cromwell (where Angus makes a mean coffee!). Unfortunately the Bungy at Arrow junction was not operating today, so we travelled on ...
... not finished when we left for the airport (all four of us together) but we found out in Dubai the final result. We flew from Paris to Dubai, changed planes in Dubai and then onto Bankok, Sydney and finally 31 hours later we were in Christchurch. Our times on the ground were only like an 1 1/2 at any one time and were good to stretch the legs. Must admit not at my best after 31 hours of travelling and so glad we were spending the night at ...
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