Mountain Chalet Motels
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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Travel Blogs from Twizel
... looking good with rain so there was no point in staying just in case. Even writing this now, we are both so sadden as it would of been a once in a lifetime opportunity in New Zealand! We were ready to leave Tekapo even more at this point and could not wait to get on the green bus! Hopefully we will be able to go to one of the other four Dark Sky Reserve places in the future to experience seeing the stars or if not we are by sure coming back to New Zealand at some point in our ...
... continent was a bit of a challenge but we rose to it.
Next stop was the view to Mount Cook, which we were also lucky to see on a clear day.
We stayed in Twizel at Omahau Downs, a working farm with fairly basic but comfy and clean cottages and uninterupted views of Mount Cook. The sunrise was spectacular. Our next stop is Queenstown where we meet up with lots of others.
We had a goal today. To get up early, get going and get to the home of the Southern Alps walking country, Mount Cook Village. After 40 mins, we were there asking the details of all the walks, and for advice about the most suitable. We arrived at the car park for the Hooker Valley walks at 9:15, and after a hearty breakfast set off into the 100% low level cloud for what seemed disappointedly only a nice 3 hour walk. We'd only been going 20 minutes or so when the cloud started to break ...
... truth! We then took a detour of the main road along a 10 Km unsealed track to the Omarama clay cliffs. These are little visited as they are off the beaten track, but are quite amazing. enormous clay formations which we pushed out of the ground in a seismic upheaval a long time ago. Even after the drive to the car park it is still a bit of a hike to the cliffs, but well worth the effort, even in the heat of the day. We ...
... But to be honest, it was not as bad
as I thought. For the most part, when we were driving, it was perfectly
fine. There were only a couple roads where I had to turn around and
face the front and that is saying a lot considering New Zealand doesn't
have many straight roads.
Our camper was a perfect size for the five of us. We had a bench and kitchen in the back, a table in the middle and then the driver and passenger seats in the front. For ...