Paparoa Park Motel
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This was recommended to us and we planned to call in and check it out. The trouble is the weather has been foul all day! We arrived with an annoying drizzle rain, but decided to make the stop; so glad we did as it was a unique place. The rocks are certainly different and the track is a credit to the Kiwis. We missed the high tide when the waves cause a huge blow hole spout to cascade into the air. I caught a little of it on video. Photos will explain better than ...
... so they said we had been upgraded to a suite higher up with an even better view, more space and more stuff...sweet! But WAIT!!! We had to pack up the car and move into another room! Oh well! Better luck next time, eh?
On the first day we had come into Punakaiki, we parked at the visitor center and walked through the nice loop to check out the Pancake Rocks and Blow Holes. The formations are named 'Pancake' because of ...
... Bang on noon John and Kaye arrived had a look around our girl and within minutes offered a price and shook hands. OMG that was almost a bit too quick!! Just like with our beloved La Toya the first person to look at Blondini bought her, either we are really lucky or we should open up a used car yard as we are getting a bit good at this, ha ha. With a deposit paid and a plan to deliver Blondini to Nelson in a few days we had some ...
... sea and mountain. Our shack in the rainforest was part of a small set up of several exotic individualistic houses, plus main house with lounge and kitchen, and attached staff quarters. A guy from Uruguay was managing it. Would there be an another Uruguayan in N Z?. Anyway he said that his was such a small country he probably would know any fellow countryman currently in NZ. We found our lovely quirky little hut down a path lost in the jungle ...
The next bit of the trip is to drive down the west coast, hoping that luck will be on our side and we won't be spending the whole time in torrential rainfall which can descend with tropical intensity for days at a time! So today we drove across and made one stop halfway at Buller Gorge, where we crossed New Zealand's longest swing bridge, 110m, across the ...