Bella Vista Motel Hokitika
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This is a chain of motels, we should take more often, because they are always well located and have a good price performance and everything is nice and tidy.
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... caves were up to 100m long! As we had none of the requirements and even the walk to the cave entrance looked scary I shared my concerns! Rob was quite keen but being the scardy cat I am, I laid down my arguments and we agreed to head back as this definitely wasn't the place we were searching for (PHEW!) Another 30 minutes around a winding dust and uphill dirt track we found what we were looking for!! After a quick bacon sandwich, we went walking around the red river ...
Today we leave Fox Glacier to drive to Queenstown. This morning the tops of the alps surrounding Fox Glacier were misty but as we walked out of our motel the mist cleared on the top of Mount Tasman and we were able to see the snow covered peaks. Aoraki\Mount Cook was still shrouded in mist as at 3,754 and the highest mountain in New Zealand, it was still in the morning haze. It is sacred to the Ngai Tahu tribe of the South ...
... and get Margaret some medication for the ongoing inflamation caused by the sandfly bites. Next stop an hour or so north was at Pancake Rocks. It was raining lightly when we left the campervan to visit the rocks. Once again our immedite reaction was "What is all the fuss about?" Nice clifftop views of the sea and some rocks but nothing out of the ordinary. As we rounded the headland to ...
We left our horrible campsite in Franz Josef and on our way to Hokitika went to the local Kiwi Bird Sanctuary to see some of these rare creatures. They are nocturnal so the light is kept very low but two of these charming little creatures obligingly walked right up to where we were so we could get a close look.Photos are not allowed as ...
... Obligatory photographs ensued before moving off towards Hokitika Gorge.
Hokitika Gorge was AWESOME. The river running through the gorge contains tiny fragments of rock and glacial water brought down from the mountains, which gives the water an amazing blue colour. Neither of us had any idea the water would actually be SO blue. This was an easy place to spend some time!
After the gorge we stopped off at Hokitika again for some gift shopping, Jamie ...