Akaroa Criterion Motel
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We left Queenstown and headed to Dunedin, a fairly quiet drive with not many stops apart from a big hydro electric dam at Clyde. Nigel was surprised that there were not more pylons coming out of it as it supplies 10% of NZ power, I reminded Him that that is only about 600,000 people. We arrived at Dunedin where it rained and rained some more so we …
... but I feel that he could have done without all that.
... farewells to our camper van and promised ourselves to be back to explore more of the south Island.. our air routing actually took us through Queenstown where we got an aerial view of some of the incredible mountain vistas that the south has to offer. As a final comment, it might be the 8 year old in Kate, but she could not help getting the giggles every time a New Zealander said either of the words "deck" or "sack" in their accent.. xxx ...
... country but it takes forever to get anywhere because you're constantly climbing and descending mountains.
4. The landscape is so different everywhere direction you look.
5. Main roads and highways here are comparable to gravel roads back home at times.
6. The weather in New Zealand is quite erratic, you can be freezing cold and getting burnt at the same time.
7. The national bird is the kiwi but I don't know a single person who ...
... we needed to head east to Arthur's Pass. This wonderful and scenic drive through the Southern Alps led us on a typically windy road where we could gawp at the towering mountains, dwarfing the seemingly impossibly flat valleys for hours on end. Once we reached our campsite for the evening, the scenery was not quite that of Mt Cook (although the weather was) but it was certainly a remarkable place to be staying for the night. We also got a first hand view of ...