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... of a good restaurant just down the road and made a booking for us. Debi was ecstatic!
We were briefed for our Whale Watch tour at 1.00 pm then hoped on a bus that took us to South Harbour where we boarded a very comfortable Cat. We headed out to the shelf about a 20 minute trip when the crew stopped the boat and started sounding for any whales in the vicinity. They restarted the engines and set course to their sounding. As we ...
... around the mountain roads, again with some spectacular scenery.
Eventually arrived in the quaint little town of Hanmer Springs which was beautiful. Small little town with the backdrop of snow covered peaks, but has the thermal heated pools as its biggest drawcard. Also has some of the usual fare of adventure activities, but we went for the thermal pools. These were AWESOME. Didn't get any ...
... funky with all the different colours and clusters of shops and very pleasant to walk around.
The next day, after a good hour sheepskin rug hunting, we headed to the Air force museum which was cool and full of many wwII aircrafts. We then headed to the open air zoo and breeding centre determined to see a kiwi before we left! The zoo was great and pratically empty, it felt like we were the only people there! We ...
... have been a huge waterfall down the abyss that was Harwoods hole. It felt like another world as the downpours came and we were stood staring down a massive 170m deep hole (think garden state) with surrounding cliffs towering above it. There were no safety barriers up and I think all were a bit nervous that Tim would end up at the bottom of this hole but alas all the troops returned to the car alive, though rather sodden.
The weather forced us ...
... research for Australia. After 4 hours there we thought it was time to head for the thermal springs. It usually costs $18 each for entry but they had a few of the pools closed for maintenance so we got a nice discount.
Hanmer Springs is really cool, its won lots of awards for the best pools in New Zealand, we had a great time. The pools are super warm, it’s really relaxing and there are loads of pools to choose from including the Sulphur ...
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