The Godley Hotel
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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We (and our house worth of stuff) got a taxi to pick up our new camper. Despite being bigger it is a little more of a squeeze than Brutus but with some careful packing we fitted everything in. We have no plan yet – so a quick stop in the Supermarket to stock up on supplies saw us making our way to the Mountains. First night was Lake Tekapo. Now we had heard different rules about ‘free’ camping in New Zealand and it turns out we can’t free camp as we are not ...
... the Chinese tourist trade. They come here to take pictures of an old church by the lake, ( in standard dress or wedding attire) and to go to the Mount John University Observatory to view the stars. This area is designated a dark sky conservation area with no street lighting. It was actually darker by Lake Pukaki last night, but the sky tonight is so clear. Today we were blessed with the weather, as we have been since the start of this holiday. Tomorrow's forecast is again for good ...
... rather small and dirty.
One thing that really surprised me about New Zealand is that all the hills were brown. I kinda had this idea that New Zealand was really green, like Ireland, but instead the they are golden brown like California in the summer. I'm sure they are really green in the winter and spring, just like California. ...
... car that night, rather than sleeping at Camp Stream Hut for another night.
This was achieved in just over 1 hour, and by 5pm we were back at our little car, ready to head back to town. The camp ground was very full, being New Year's Day, but we found a spot in the overflow area, and ate a very tasty mashed potato dinner before crashing for a much earned sleep.
Not sure where we'll end up next, but you'll be the first to ...
... br> From the saddle, we continued to Müller Hut and crossed another two snow fields.
Finally, after four hours, we arrived at Müller Hut and enjoyed the marvelous view over the Glaciers and Mt. Cook. After a good breake, we descended back down to the valley, because Paul and Suzanna wanted to take off for Queenstown the same evening.
What a perfect day in a most beautiful scenery!