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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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Well, today's plans were completely usurped by a combination of the weather and the more vocal members of our group. The plan had been to go on a jet boat adventure followed by kayaking, but the weather wasn’t such that the group voted to abandon ship. (For the record, I still wanted to go, and had suggested changing the activity to a shorter …
Greg and I snuck out of the Owner's Cottage, so as not to wake anyone else, at 7:15AM in order to get breakfast before our morning adventure. We had to be in downtown Queenstown at the Off Road Adventures storefront by 8:45AM for the 4x4 adventure we had booked the previous day when our helicopter ride cancelled due to weather. As it turns out, …
We had gotten so lucky with weather up to this point. Apparently, it had been raining in Mt. Cook for the last three days, and it had just gotten sunny when we arrived yesterday. However, it was now back to being rainy and cloudy – you couldn't even see the mountain from our hotel room!
We were going to walk around Bendigo, a ghost …
... have never known a place to undergo such a transformation. Our opinion has been completely flipped on its head through a combination of embracing the town itself for what it is, and the fact that it has been bathed in glorious sunshine the whole time. When you can actually see the surroundings they are quite simply breathtaking. We know that we have gone on a lot about the views and the scenery on this trip, and that is because they really have been incredible at almost every ...
... to a very high avalanche risk and would be closed all day Sunday. No matter, we had allotted one more night in the area to do some walks, so we weren't leaving until Monday morning. At this point, I should point out there's really not much to this little town. We hit every cafe of note, watched a very hauntingly scored film about the wilds of Fjordland (at least Kacey thought so), ...