Mackenzie Country Inn
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- High-speed internet in room
- Conference facilities
- Breakfast Available
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Happy St Patricks Day!! A Day early!! Today we are off to Mt Cook Region!! We have about a 5 he bus ride with several stops along the way! We are seeing a spectacular view of the Southern Alps which extend along the Southern island do of New Zealand! Our first stop is in Geraldine where we had a meat pie and sausage roll for lunch. A quick look …
... bathroom, we had to go across into the main building and turn down a few corriders before reaching them! Not good for someone who always has to go to the toilet! We did not want to waste the afternoon as we had brilliant weather so we decided to go and walk up Mount John. Unbeknown to us was that we were walking the wrong way. We never made it up to the top of Mount John but we did make it up to the top of another hill, we just don't know what one but it was a longer walk ...
... of stars. This meant it was not worth paying the £80 per head to go to the Observatory as you can't look through the telescopes and they give you a tour of the building instead. Better luck next time eh...
However, Lake Tekapo is stunning and with a fullish moon you still get wonderful views. We visited the observatory during the day (the coffee shop!) and got a panoramic view to rival any other. We went to a church with a view of said lake and ...
We left Queenstown nice and early, which we definitely weren't used to after all these late nights. Today was the 2nd last leg of our journey in New Zealand. Sad times. However by now, most of our Kiwi Experience friends had left anyway. Queenstown has been one of my favourite places to far and I still only scraped the surface of things to do here, I really wanted to go mountain biking and to a trampoline ...
... and checked out the lake. Then did a walk around the summit track. Many keen walkers climb the hill from town. Then went on to walk the Peninsula track, an undulating open track near the lake. Read steep stoney paths through gullies with hundreds ofrabbit holes to catch your ankleswas more like it. Anyway, we made it to agrove ...