Travel Blogs from Geraldine
... by both of us with our meal in the resort bar and grill that evening.
When we awoke the next morning the clouds had come down again, the mountains were almost invisible and it was pouring, so we hit gold on a very small window of opportunity. We should have bought a lottery ticket, because without question, on Wed 9th April 2014, lady luck shone her brightest and most beautiful smile on us.
Right, so here's an out of sequence little story, ...
... much spectacle in them. Still, it broke up a rather long, wet journey.
We arrived in Geraldine in the mid-afternoon. Our accommodation was the excellent Rawhiti Backpackers, courtesy of Craig and Paulette, recently of Cambridgeshire, but now of Geraldine, Canterbury. The place was nice - and I exploited the free DVD collection ...
... go rafting, right?
Allan told us to go stand on the side of the board, so holding hands everyone got up. And then we jumped in the wonderfully cool water of the Rangitata river. It was such a scorching hot day, that even the waves crashing into our boat hadn't been able to cool us down. Nothing like a little dip in the river to amend that!
A little further on we made a second stop: this time we walked up a rock face and I'm sure you guys can guess what followed: the big ...
... 10NZ to look through in full daylight a telescope with a 2,900mm lens (wow that’s BIG). We were able to see these two tiny specs of light of two stars that were more like pinpoints – but they are in our next closest solar system! If you take the night workshop offered by the observatory, you get to look through the same telescope at night and then the skies truly reveal themselves. Sometimes I wonder how limited our ...
After the walk yesterday and the late night, I was surprisingly wide awake for the 8am bus ride to Rangitata. Overnight the clouds had come in and only the very bases of the mountains were visible, so we were lucky to get the views we did the day before. The drive wasn't too long, and after a lunch break in the town of Geraldine we pulled into Rangitata in the early afternoon.
Our hostel was actually several dorms based ...
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28-30 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine | Motelfrom $112