Abelia Motor Lodge
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Microwave in room
- Wheelchair accessibility
Travelers also recommend:
TripAdvisor Reviews Abelia Motor Lodge Nelson
Travel Blogs from Nelson
... through Fisher's Island before heading towards Split Apple. We still had a rough paddle through the open ocean so Mark decided to show us how to "sail" with kayaks tied together. We hoisted the large canvas sheet tied to paddles and Jane and I held the front ends. As soon as the wind picked up the canvas, it knocked one corner out of Jane's hands and she began to be continually beaten by the canvas until finally the boys in back put the paddles ...
... and weird coincidence was our guide was Swedish! He was also very informative and talked about the trees and how to identify a male and female - can’t for the life of me remember what he said though! I do remember he showed us some bushman’s paper - a leaf used for various things by bushmen including writing paper!
Back on the road and on our way up to Blenheim we had a memorable incident with a local driver who was evidently in a hurry. ...
... Juicy Lucy and pushed on, but this time heading south (there was no more north left on the island!) to the famously picturesque Nelson Lakes National Park. The drive is only about an hour and a half from Nelson to St. Arnaud, the village on the northern shores of Lake Rotoiti, and where we would find a campsite... this time not free, but then again there were kitchen and showering facilities. Another stunning drive brought us up to the lake, and OH MY ...
... Why they could just leave and be done with it was beyond me! Anyway, once they had left, The Seal obviously changed from laying on his back and didn't make another sound till 8am!!! Shower, pack, scrambled eggs and ham, cup of tea and a quick look for a little walk to do before heading off to Able Tasmin. Queen Ann's Walk it was called and finished at "The Snout" which looked out onto the sounds that the ferry's come through from North Island. ...
... but we saw a lot of lakes and by the time I uploaded all the pictures, sometimes I forgot what was where. There are a few other pictures taken on the walks we got to do. Usually on the long bus days, we were dropped off and had the option to go on about a 45-60 minute walk. It was such a relief to be able to stretch our legs! It was kind of like being a dog let out for a walk. So some of the pictures are also from that.