High Peaks Hotel
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- Non-smoking hotel
- Refrigerator in room
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... epic!! I had never been in a helicopter before this so I was pretty excited. We of course managed to get our selfies with the headsets on but I have no idea what was going on with the beanie!!ha Once on the glacier itself we were 600metres above sea level. Our guide Rob was there to meet us and get our spikes on the boots. We took off fairly quickly as there were a number of groups starting behind us. This is where the heat from all the clothing kicked in so ...
... a fun go at all the loose rocks. After the loose rocks up to the saddle, then we started the 10-15 minute hike up to the hut. We had to cross large rocks mixed with snow that was slushy.
It took us about 2 1/2 hours to get to the hut and then we hiked up Mt. Ollivier's summit which was another 30 minutes from the hut. I stopped at the top of the false summit while Ben continued onto ...
... and made our way back to the hostel to make our lunch! Our lunch consisted of pumpkin soup and bread and it was delicious, well apart from putting too much pepper on mine and Colm having to finish it off! The rain looked like it was in for the rest of the day, so we decided to give our legs a rest and have an admin afternoon. Yep it was laundry time!! Woohoo!!! I actually do not mind doing the laundry, apart from having to take the tissues out of Colm's trousers and hoodie!! I ...
... s sleep!
Our huge room fully equipped with kitchen, spa bath, balcony with mountain views, and the most comfortable bed in the universe was heaven of the tallest order. Our spirits were more than lifted now, we were literally walking on cloud 9!
Before we knew it, it was the big day and we woke to a beautiful blue sky. Our flight wasn’t until 1pm however so the weather was likely to ...
Quite a few stops today on the way to Franz Josef: the Truman track, the famous Pancake rocks in Punakaiki, Ocean outlook and Coal Creek falls. We stop along the way in Greymouth (station of the scenic railway!) to have lunch and buy some bright and colored staff for tomorrow night's party!!! ...