Mountain Chalet Motels
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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We woke up this morning at 8 am and spent our last morning at the Laing's house. We enjoyed breakfast while watching Argentina play Belgium on tv. We packed up, and said our last good-byes to the Laing family before heading off around 9 30 am. The Laings have been absolutely fabulous to us, and we hope that we can return the favour soon when they …
The clocks went back last night so I got an extra hour in bed which was very much appreciated. However I was incredibly sad to be leaving Queenstown, I absolutely loved it there and think it was one of my favourite places I have ever been to. Once back on the bus it was quite a trek to Lake Tekapo but we made a few stops along the way and the bus driver put on a couple of rom-coms so the time passed fairly quickly. When we got to Lake Tekapo ...
... coast and Christchurch. Friday-Sunday was spent on the Kepler Track, one of New Zealand's nine great walks, AKA tramps. The 60 km loop is traditionally completed in 4 days but there seems to be a trend towards completing it in 2 nights in order to save precious days in New Zealand, which appealed to us. The first day was spent mostly climbing through thick forest, about 1000 meters. It definitely had us asking what was so damn great about this walk. After about 11km the ...
... Glacier and Mt Cook. Back in the bus and on to lunch at the Old Mountaineers cafe restaurant with spectacular views. On the bikes again to cycle along lake Tasman. Relatively flat but with a few undulations that eventually took its toll on our fatiguing bodies. Some of the group had already opted to bus this leg but the die hards, including the Ol'zoomers soldiered on. Eventually the option to complete the final 25k cycle to our accommodation was only taken up by those who ...
... brunch before we headed off to Christchurch.
Fascinating 2 hours walking around the still devastated centre with smoothies at the Re-START area before back on the road to Lake Tekapo. Arrived out of the low cloud to sunshine over the lake and beautiful view of the mountains. ...