Lake Rotoroa Lodge
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... to the North Island.
Our plan is to do a figure eight of the South Island during the time we are here.
The road to Murchison displays the usual spectacular scenery, even more enhanced by the autumn colours of the trees. Pretty nice views.
Of course being old ducks we had to find a toilet stop after the first hour or so. Nothing on view only a sign to lead us to a national park visitors centre. As by now we ...
So after a refreshing night on Motueka beach I headed through the rolling hills of the south island to Nelson lakes national park. The road there was full of turns and a few narrow somewhat dodgy passes with locals, but still a good road to the park. When I arrived there I was taken aback by the height of the lakes, all the way up mount Robert and higher. I had originally packed and planned on ...
Anne had really wanted for us to go sea kayaking today. We phoned the local centre yesterday and they said it was doubtful due to a lot of rain together with high winds. We optimistically got up early, hoping that the locals would be wrong; they were not and the wind was increasing from dawn and dark clouds were gathering in the near distance. Kayaking was off. We decided if today was forecast to be a washout we'd travel. ...
... At about 25 km we come to a junction and stop for morning tea. Not sure where we read it but it was recommended that insect repellant is a good investment - it came in handy at this spot as there seem to be swarms of sandflies and a LOT of bumble bees, which seemed determined to not leave us alone. There were some information boards about the railway constructed through the north of ...
... and some advice on just how close we were to our destination, we continued on. Finally, we got to St Arnaud. Powerade, coffee, water, a cup of tea, more water. Then across the road where we are booked into the Alpine Lodge. From the Lodge we have a short walk to Lake Rotoiti. We Ve seen pictures of the lake but both feel quite stunned when we reach the end of the path and suddenly see the lake and the mountains beyond. It ...