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Very lovely place, room great and helpful manager and staff!! Food wonderful.
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We managed to get up at 6am to get the 8.30am ferry across to the South Island as we had valet parking the car was right outside, we made a quick stop for petrol and then got to the Interisland ferry terminal. We dropped the car off and checked in our luggage and then waited to board for the 3 hour trip across to Picton. A man passed us with a …
... behind the van, including what happens when you mix a wellington boot, golf-balls & gravity! A truly bizarre piano whose keys/hammers had been linked to the most random objects... The piano's arsenal included chattering teeth, a spinning Rastas' head with bells, vibrating oil drum, electric toothbrushes & razor, and door-chimes! We tried videoing the spectacle but due to the total randomness the iPhone refused to record the ...
... on a well kept track following a stream takes you to a rock pool at the base of a small waterfall. This is where seal pups come out of the sea to play. Apparently they practice their water skills and develop their social ones during these winter months. We saw many in the pool, and quite a few making their way up and down the stream between the sea and the waterfall. Just fantastic to see them in a completely natural habitat. Extremely easy access to them.
... had had a run on yoghurt so I couldn't have my muesli, yoghurt, fruit combo. So it was toast and jam for brekkie. Juli (the hotel manager) assured us the rain would clear by the afternoon so it was back to our room to read and wait for the sun to appear. No sun but like true plucky Brits we donned our waterproofs and headed out anyway. Left turn out of our hotel and walked along a track ...
... easy for the morning chatting to the campsite guy. When we head off we first go to the coast via Tuamarina and Ranangi. Here we overlook the beautiful coastline of Whites Bay overlooking a peninsula in the far distance. We then head to have some lunch and go to the Omaka Aerodrome where they have 2 huge hangers containing loads of World War I planes that are owned by Peter Jackson (director at Weta doing Lord ...