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... a great view of the Southern Alps, which is being illuminated by the warm amber sun (which is also blinding most of us...) Despite the sun, it's still freezing, on second thought, the seven thousand jumpers and jackets were a good idea. The drive to Hanmer Springs was a quiet one. There were talks about stopping for breakfast, but ultimately, sleep won all of us over and the two hours from Christchurch to Hanmer were ...
We spent a couple days in Hanmer Springs. A small little resort town with beautiful scenery with many things to do, but for dollars, sooo we decided to do some natural and FREE bush walks and hiking up to some lookouts! Spent some time eating some ice cream in the park and enjoying a little outside market that went on during the afternoon! Really relaxing and beautiful. After a couple of glasses of wine Adam ...
... who have owned the land for 40 years (1,000 acres, and barely a square foot of it flat). The drive takes us up over the peninsula to a pass at about 2000ft and back down the other side to where we were to spend the next 2 nights. That road is barely one lane at best, and not a guard rail to be seen!
As the story goes Sheerin and Francis moved onto the land in the mid 70's ago to farm sheep and cattle. It turns out that their beach on the bay was also home ...
... no wonder this place was voted number 1 in the list of "must-do's for Kiwis"). We messed about on the slides, rode the lazy river and went in every pool, sometimes several times. There were pools with sulphur and minerals with supposed skin benefits and our favourite, the "aqua therapy, adults only pool". It basically had jets around the side blowing air and the strongest jacuzzi we have ever experienced. We even had swimming fuel for lunch - ...
... of horse drawn vehicles as any ever seen in north Canterbury. The 55 miles were covered in 11 hours.
I was on my knees with camera following a fluffy seed-pod in the water when I noticed a movement nearby and found a Silver Eye enjoying the spectacle.
One of the main crops we have seen is Turnips. When we did the Farm-stay the farmer there was talking about them. The ...
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