Mountain Chalet Motels
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Mountain Chalet Motels Twizel
Travel Blogs from Twizel
... 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.
... almost perfectly spherical boulders on the beach. I didn't read up on how they were created, but they were sure worth a stop and look-see. Several buses of Chinese tourists were there and a few other individual groups. Deanne came out of the cafe bathroom complaining about the urine and footprints on the toilet seat again. There seems to be a cultural problem with the Chinese not knowing how to use western ...
... star gaze and you could of signed up to go to an observatory to star gaze. However, we decided to stargaze near to the lodge and so we went outside about 10 to see a sky full of okay stars... Personally we felt like other places, such as Kaiteriteri, had much better stars and the photo Emma took definitely showed this with a black background and a couple of white dots shining. Although, out here ...
... There are only two in the Southern Hemisphere, the other being in southern Africa. We drove up to the observatory and checked out the 360 degree views of the lakes and mountains. Sadly, we did not have the $140 per person to go on a star gazing tour that evening. So we did the next best thing! There is a small campground just down the dirt road from Mount John called Lake MacGreggor. Situated right next to a small lake, it was the perfect ...
... called vanished world in duntroon. They specialised in geology which we all know I love! We bought a guided map and drove round the area looking at geological features you wouldn't otherwise see. The first was called the earthquake site as bits of rock were scattered everywhere from a slump thousands of years ago. We saw remains of a whale which was pretty cool! As we were driving away we came across a farmer driving his sheep up the road towards us! We pulled over turned ...