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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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... style="color: rgb(0, 0, 0); font-family: "Calibri",sans-serif; font-size: 11pt; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal;">Sir Edmond Hilliary: Across the mountain pass and on to the eastern side of the Alps, the conqueror of Everest has a museum in his honour at Mount Cook. As a kiwi climber, he trained for the Himalayas on Mount Cook. Some terrific footage of his path to ...
... for us. The options in question were exquisite and we were very pleased that we made the trip back into town for dinner. Before heading back to the campsite, we had a quick look at the park, where there is a large and detailed frisbee-golf course and received a 'free hug' from a friendly looking traveller from Florida. After that, we trekked back up the hill towards Fenton, in the quiet outskirts of town, in the light of a bright moon, in the direction of ...
... front of me had gone (including Rach) and I was hanging out the door. I looked down ... Big mistake!!! Holy *#@$. And then we were falling, at 200km/hr, through the air, with no parachute. It was utterly terrifying! I'm pretty sure my heart stopped. And it wouldn't end! Eventually, and for me not a moment too soon, the parachute was open and we glided gently back down to earth, at a much more comfortable speed!! This bit was actually enjoyable, admiring the scenery and ...
We set off reluctantly from Lake Tekapo to Wanaka for lunch. Road wound through hills and narrow pass to the lake resort. We wandered around town. It is like Noosa with many tourists from all over. In winter, skiers come for the runs nearby. Cruise boats also operate on the lake.
Then on to Queenstown via more windy roads. Good views from the top of the pass but ...
... cannot make enough of. As the soil of the alps means the vines do not bear a lot of fruit they are only able to produce enough wine to sell in New Zealand and do not export. However, they do have a wine club which visitors from overseas can use and who have virtually drunk them out of all their reserves in the last year!
As our hotel is so relaxing we decided to make our way back here to ...