Ellerton Country Homestead
Travel Blogs from South Island
... to the South island. Rainy Travel Days The next two days pretty much turned out to be travel days because of a bit more bad weather. We did stop to spot seals at Cape Foulwind, (not sure if the name has something to do with the seals or not?!), on our way to the port town of Westport. Westport is probably best known however for gold. There was a gold-rush here when gold was first discovered in 1858, although gold mining is now long gone. To banish the bad weather we had ...
... we have ever encountered, amid the bones there were 5 dogs (one in a wrecked car), countless chickens, goats and ducks - yet another example of how Stay really does take you to places you would otherwise just pass by. We paid $65 each and have come away pretty smug with our creations and with a wish to never see a piece of sand paper again for the rest of our lives. As the second group were sanding away their fingerprints on the funny farm we ...
... a lovely day of sightseeing, it rained. And rained. And rained some more. All this rain was peppered with thunder and lightning. This went on for the entire night and into the morning. When we woke up around 6 a.m. to see if the weather was good to do our 8-hour hike, it was still coming down. The rain stopped around 2 p.m. but then returned a few hours later. It was a nice day to just relax!
Look for our next post!
... the glacier is constantly moving, steps they carve out one day are gone the next and from the downward pressure of the flow new caves and crevasses pop up every day. That was what was so appealing about his job, every day there is a new ice world to explore!
At the highest point of our trek we were all emerging from a crevasse when we heard an almighty BOOM! This was no man made noise, this was ...
... stop at Clay Cliffs.
The beauty about these rock formations is they are totally hidden from the main road. We had to drive 4kms down a dusty dirt track to get there and even when we parked up they were not in view. As we walked and rounded the first corner we saw some spikey rocks towering above us but didn’t recognise them as the picture on the postcard. Another couple of hundred meters and then ...
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
52 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.....
550 Memorial Avenue, 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.
64 Lakefront Drive, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $106
41 Town Centre, Te Anau | 3 star hotelfrom $81
27 Nile Street West, Nelson | 3 star hotelfrom $134
88 Frankton Road, Queenstown | 4 star hotelfrom $87
Corner Princes & Dowling Streets, Dunedin | 4 star hotelfrom $113