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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We left the beautiful Nelson and started working our way south. Scenery was very nice with mountains surrounding us and pristine sheep farms with rolling hills. So far we have found that New Zealand is not commercialized at all. The small towns we passed through were very quaint and friendly. The day was fantastic with just a few clouds and around …
... where we were going to go and see the glaciers in a few days time. It seems the weather could continue like this for a few more days in this area. For a treat we ate out tonight, we had delicious steak and chips. (We can't get in the kitchen anyway, there are a lot of Chinese here and they spend a lot of time chopping and ...
It was a beautiful, sunny morning here in the supposedly rainy Westland region! Having sunshine really makes a great start to the day! Today we were going on the glacier so despite the sunshine, we were layering up! I had a feeling we wouldn't need all the clothes, but I've never been on a glacier. We checked in to Fox Glacier Guiding company and noticed a big group of Asians... That's when I knew we were in a huge tourist town. And that we would be with heaps of Asians on the ...
... met with a winter wonderland of 2 inches of snow that coated the mountain side and station platform. We had a chance to take some photos, stretch the legs and throw a few snow balls of course. Whilst the snow carpeted mountain side was beautiful it was a shame that the cloud covered the highest peaks from sight. From Arthur's Pass to Greymouth on the west coast it was less dramatic but nonetheless an enjoyable and scenic ride. Greymouth itself is a ...
... month which always helps to give the tour a good atmosphere.
The glacier itself was huge and we could see ice and snow in all directions. It seemed that every few steps there was another great view or ice ravine to peer into. I ended up taking far too many photos...again. The ice was really thick but of varied density. Less oxidised sections appeared blue in colour, creating pretty streaks and patterns in the more transparent ...