Mountain Chalet Motels
Travel Blogs from Twizel
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 …
... and we suddenly realized the weather was clear &sunny and we had enough time to go to Mt. Cook!
Expecting windy, narrow roads, such as those on the west side of the glacier mountains, we were pleasantly surprised to find them straight and wide, including two-lane bridges, a rarity in mountain country! Our only delay was when a huge herd of sheep was ...
We've had awful weather the past few days which has made it really hard to enjoy the great outdoors... Friday was a travelling day really, after a desperate food shop stocking up for the Easter weekend! We drove to Twizel through some horribly flooded roads, made me glad we were high up in the van! On the way passed through some quaint little towns and on the other end of the ...
... a chilled evening but this was not to be. Sarah had a mishap. She had gone for a shower and I was waiting outside planning on having one once she was finished. Suddenly while outside I heard a bang followed by an almighty scream. I knocked on the door to see what was going on and she quickly let me in. I looked down and saw her foot wedged under the shower platform. The shower had a wooden platform that was a toes height off the ground. Just a toes height; not a toe and ...
... very stunning. Our hotel room looked out over the lake and we couldn't have wished for a better view. The main event in Tekapo was a visit to the Mt John observatory nearby for a night time stargazing visit. This is a Canterbury University research centre with several large telescopes which they allow a local company to use for visitor trips up to the mount - in the dark. This is a world dark space ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking