Manuka Crescent Motel
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- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
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... We zig zagged up the Crown Range, parking at the SNOWY top next to all the other tourists! From their we had a remarkable view of the mountains and of Queenstown itself. And the snow was just ideal for making a baby snowman. I called him Mr Snowman. Peter, suggested Ralph as a first name. So check out the pics for Mr. Ralph Snowman. He's a cutie! We stopped at a few more locations as ...
... river. We went back up river weaving in and out of trees and rapids, with Ed and Tash grinning massively. The first Hamilton turn (named after the inventor of jet boats, a kiwi in the sixties) threw up a shower of spray to everyone's delight. We slowed again to look at old gold mining sites on the river banks where the water had been used in hoses to wash the bank away into sluices. Several thousand people had worked on each section at its peak. More turns and ...
... J&J from time to time.
We had to have tyre chain training, which was fine when the wheel wasn't attached to a car but horrible if it is. We sometimes have to put chains on the wheels to go up the mountain as some of the vans aren't 4WD. We get half way up the mountain and have to put them on, it's a horrible task and I yet haven't had to do it mwhahahah. I have got out the van and held the torch for the people to see what they are doing ...
... of neither we are sticking with our original interpretation and can now say we survived an earthquake in NZ). Wanaka has spoilt us yet again with amazing scenery which it seems NZ is just a little too smug about. There are beautiful autumnal colours on the trees, the crystal clear lake, epic mountains that appear so close you can almost reach out and touch them and then of course just behind all of this, the snow capped peaks in the distance. It's enough to ...
... shop afterwards (there's ALWAYS a gift shop!) We saw that Kate and Wills have also ridden the shotover jet along with a number of other A list stars. We didn't buy the video/ picture/ keyring etc.. etc.. we just took photos of the next group and are going to pass them off as us!
Helicopter ride, a quick drive to a local field it seemed! and we were all in a helicopter to take a quick ride over the mountains to the luge. I've never flown in ...