Omahau Downs

Twizel, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, SH8 , New Zealand | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Twizel

Splendour in Aoraki/Mt. Cook

A travel blog entry by twodrifters07


... the sides and across the road, causing a sheepy-roadblock! (and we couldn't believe it, when, returning from Mt. Cook, the very same sheep caused another blockage! Too funny, with the sheep-dogs yapping and snapping at their heels!)

We drove for miles and miles along beautiful Lake Pukaki, a deep-turquoise colour due to glacial rock-flour suspended in ...

Twizel and Mt Cook

A travel blog entry by cathirving

... pretty huge dams. On Saturday we drove to Mount Cook. It's quite lucky we'd already done our scenic flight because the cloud was so slow we couldn't see the peak itself, but we did see some other beautiful snow topped mountains, and more glaciers and lakes. After a quick coffee and Easter treat of a hot cross bun, we went to the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre. Inside was a ...

Day 170 on route to Lake Tekapo

A travel blog entry by elliotgamble

... She had tripped and got her big toe stuck. I lifted the platform up to free her foot and didn't like what I saw. Her toenail was standing at a right angle to her toe. She had ripped the whole thing up. There was blood everywhere and as soon as she saw she screamed her head off. It wasn't long that the floor was covered in a layer of thick blood. I had no idea what to do but remained calm to set an example for Sarah. I ran to reception to see if they had a full first aid kit but it ...

Start of the final road trip - Mt Cook and Tekapo

A travel blog entry by dianadoone


... means that white light is not allowed up there, including the bus lights which have to be off; quite scary. The telescope action was a bit of a disappointment - looking at star clusters and nebulae is pretty uneventful - but the sky was clear and the stars very clear and plentiful. The laser beams the guides used to point out stars were pretty cool and we saw some shooting stars in our two hour (chilly) ...

On the road

A travel blog entry by khughes17


... his mind. This was a lot colder than Lake Tekapo. He walked in up to his knees. It really was freezing but he wanted so badly to beat the challenge he's set himself of getting his head under the water. He went in, we were all ready with our cameras and then in he went, over his head. It was making me feel cold just watching him. He came back out and warmed up, then decided he'd go in again, and we made him climb upon one of the ice blocks! It was highly amusing ...

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