Travel Blogs from Auckland
Enjoying my last couple of days in NZ before adventure in USA and now Canada. The plan is as follows for the next (and last) few weeks:
Tuesday I catch the longest flight yet-12 hours to LA. The time difference is mad...depart NZ in the evening and after a 12 hour flight I land in USA Tuesday lunchtime. Then I have 10 hours at the airport until my 6 hour flight to Detroit Michigan to meet the best footballer ...
... Horsehill Campsite, just next to the mountain. We were so hungry, but there was literally nothing in Mt Cook. Not one shop. And so, we parked up and went straight to sleep. 8/5 We were woken up by a ranger at around 8am telling us we hadn't payed. So we got up, payed, and set about to have our cereal. But we had no milk. Nightmare! And so, we were resigned to going to a cafe. We went to a cafe, where I was told by the owner that I should do my laces up, as his brother in law ...
... has to be a big one so we headed to the lake for some pre-drinks (a ritual in Queenstown), you basically see the whole backpacking community on the beach, before hitting some bars. The boys went off to play a pool tournament but the girls wanted to dance so we left the boys in their quiet bar and headed to Loco to meet Ma and get some drinks deals! When everyone was together we left there and headed to Buffalo's where me and and Tash lucked out and got free drinks ...
We're here, on the ship. Sitting on sofas on the outside deck of the ocean view cafe. Having a cup of tea. We chose the wrong queue for security and took an excruciatingly long to get through. Then when we boarded I managed to completely miss the welcome glass of champagne..so we're making up for it with a nice cuppa! Which I must say won't give me a headache like the champagne would.
Our hotel looked after us so well and now so is the ship. It's huge. ...
The breakfast room in the hostel was shared with a Groovy Grape busload making the eastbound run from Adelaide to Melbourne. They made an earlier departure than we did on the westbound trip. Along the Coast Road, we stopped to walk down to the beach near the east end of the Apostles. It's on a grander scale but we were reminded of Marsden Rock. Here, however, there is no pub and no lift. You walk down 200 steps and (later) you walk up 200 steps. A wild Southern Ocean at the ...
How has this lodge rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking