Travel Blogs from Ashburton
... us up. We had conversation before we reached Geraldine.
They point me the road to my next destination, by then Geraldine was around 160km away and I took my courage to continue further. I walk for another 2 hours with no cars stopping by and I was exhausted, stop by the road to eat my bread and notice the animal farm just in front of me. The horses and cow were curious when I approached them and even allow me to pet them. Too bad my device memories were ...
Today we woke up in Christchurch. A desolate city that is recovering from the shake of last year. Inconveniently the bus didn't look the same as the normal intercity bus, We eventually worked out it was the correct bus and only jumped on it at the last minute. Two hours later we arrived in Geraldine, a small town in the South Island. We were kindly met by ...
We continued on our mammoth drive (comparative to our days thus far!) down to Christchurch. No time for photos. We did stop for a coffee at Waikuku Beach - a beautiful long beach, the sand was hot and plenty of people in the water. Must visit here again at some stage.
Stunning countryside around Cheviot - the Waikato on steroids. And Waipara with grape vines as far as you can see was mesmerising.
Once in ...
... The top was absolutely beautiful. Sunny and warm despite being about 1,300 meters up and with views of the snow covered 'New Zealand Alps' in the distance. The way down was steep, muddy and slippery. It took such a long time and by about half way we had had enough! It was worth it in the end though. There was a lovely little waterfall near the bottom and a well deserved beer waiting in the van. As we were eating tea in a picnic area, ...
Blog #1 - HERE GOES.
So it's officially 11 days until we leave. I'm slowly checking off the to do list. I think I now have everything booked. Touch some wood for me.
Did most of the holiday shopping in the weekend. Had my hair dyed. Wedding dress - check. Wedding shoes - check. Train ticket down to wedding - check. Train ticket from wedding to ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking