Mountain Chalet Motels
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... Pukaki where we had some more stunning views of Mt Cook across the lake. Shrouded in a little haze but no clouds. So lucky again to get such perfect views. We returned to the campsite and chilled for a while before taking a short walk round the shore of the lake and then had dinner. I barbecued the chicken looking across the lake to the mountains which were lit by the setting sun. Superb. Moving on tomorrow down to ...
... 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.
... art deco towns, tramps and tracks, glaciers, majestic fjords, kayaking, sheep pastures, pine forests, rocky coasts, whales, seaports, penguins, dozens of unique birds, etc. The list goes on and on. And that's just the south island. This is a bucket list country and so far it's one of our favorites. We will definitely be back and spending as much time as a German Hippy with a van and a ukelele.
... A big thanks to Richard (and Shona's mom Fran for connecting us). This was not part of the plan but was clearly a highlight of our time so far. Later that day to top things off we had an amazing star gazing tour.
There is something special about going off the grid. The morning of our 'freedom camping', we woke up not knowing where we would spend the night. Being in our motorhome we could go anywhere. In New Zealand there are infinite places to do free ...
... one might get without actually climbing the things. Simply magnificent.
It was over all too soon, but we were very happy to have experienced it. We had some ice creams afterward to top off a fantastic experience and then made our way back to camp. We chilled, had dinner, and enjoyed yet another glorious evening of camping. Did I mention how lucky we are with this weather?
Distance traveled today: 52 km
Total distance traveled: 3875 ...