Otematata Lakes Hotel
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... base and we had that with asparagus. An old recipe, but one that always turns out well. The leftovers are great for lunch the next day.
Luckily the sun was shining this morning, so we had a wander around the Botanical Gardens - really impressive. 22 acres of immaculately maintained grounds being well used for birthday picnics etc. We popped in to the Whitestone cheese factory before heading out to Bushy Beach to try ...
... go all out and attempt the biggest one I could find. Years ago my sister did one in Australia and didn’t enjoy it at all, but I was determined to make the most of it after the blur of my skydive experience. Due to being one of the lightest in the group, I was one of the last to jump. All this meant was a prolonged wait atop the ledge as I witnessed others disappear into the abyss below. I found it a far more frightening prospect ...
... the hill – I have done 50mph on a bike but this hill and the gearing was not going to let that happen.
And then it was time for the first major fail of the trip – the accommodation is low grade motel stock and really very shabby and nasty. I don't object to staying in motels – quite the opposite – but I do when I have paid for a luxury trip. Still, the food was plentiful and ...
Sunday 24th February… departure from Queenstown looms. I still had quite a bit of pacing to do because I felt too hung over the day before, but now feeling refreshed and awake at 10.30 I made a start. I got through it quite quickly and I was done by about 11.30. I chilled for one last cup of tea with house mates Dean and Ann before the final goodbyes and I was off to pick up Mike and Lisa before our shopping mission at Frankton.
Everything in the back was ...
... surrounding Queenstown. This place could be called mountain bike mecca, easily. Without any experience driving bikes down a mountain we started out on the "easy track”. It turned out that it was defined as easy due to the sole reason that you could brake enough to control your speed on the way down (you couldn’t really on the others – we tried). Hammy’s track as we drove, is still however used by professional mountain ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Otematata Lakes Hotel South Island
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