Manuka Crescent Motel
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- Non-smoking rooms
- Outdoor pool
- Non-smoking hotel
- Microwave in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- High-speed internet in room
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... and I drove to Glenorchy and Arrow Town today. The scenery is just breathtaking just seems to go on and on . Everywhere you look the scenery is picture book perfect. We drove through 48 Kms of spectacular surrounds. The drive to Glenorchy follows the edge of Lake Wakatipu and passes through small bays before entering the native forest at Bob's cove. From there the views across the Lake to Walter Peak and Mt Nicholas. About half ...
We left Franz Josef really early so as to catch the best views of the reflective Lake Matheson, which supposedly is one of the best views in New Zealand. However, in typical expendabelles style it was too cloudy to see anything, so instead we had brownies and coffee in the cafe. Suze and I spent our coach journey seshing Kardashians while Tory took my iPad to watch Scandal, she's also obsessed, it's just so good. Due to ...
... We were much amused by three teenage boys in one family who must have made a minimum of six journeys to replenish their plates with slices of meat. A cheap meal for their mother given the food they consumed but lovely to see them enjoying their dinner. So a magnificent feast enjoyed before we went out to see a sheep dog demonstration and a sheep shearing demonstration. Both Rod and I were a little unenthusiastic at the prospect given we'd seen ...
... and therefore most of the waterfalls were weak or just not there, but the two main ones were great
- the boat took us all the way out of the sound and then back in
- since it was such a small boat, it got very close to the waterfalls, as in, the boat got quite wet
- on the way back towards the wharf we saw bottle nosed dolphins
- at first I was like cool, but I've seen a ton of dolphins, but when I looked over the side, it was way cooler than ...
... a few photos along the way and our first stop is near where a barge has just unloaded some trucks. We were too far away to get a photo as it approached the makeshift dock and there was too many trees and shrubs for us to get any whilst it was unloading. To prevent being on the road and getting passed by four road trains, we have a coffee break while they disembarked. Once the trucks are gone, Dave gets some photos of the now empty barge as it heads back across ...