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- There is not very much one can write about Geraldine, only that it has a population of approx 2420 and is dedicated to English style gardening.
- Pretty Geraldine has a distinct village vibe and an active art scene. This little town probably buzzes in the summer months a lot more than what it is at the moment. Having said that , after having a Sunday stroll through the town it certainly was fairly buzzing with lots of eateries open for business ...
... used for farmland.
The only thing that could follow the massive jumper was a BIG tree. The totara tree is held in high regard by the Maori people and if an important member of the community passes it is said that a great totara has fallen. This particular totara tree was pretty impressive, we admit that we didn't read the informative sign so can not quantify just how big but it was too big to hug that's for sure.
After the earthquakes, and the ...
... great view from Mt. Cook all the way down to Lake Pukaki.
As we hiked, our guides explained some of the flora and fauna along the trail. We passed a plant called Old Man’s Beard because it looked like an old man’s beard. We also passed a lot of a very sharp plant called Matakori, which is Maori for “face slasher.” Matakori was used by the Maori to tattoo, including their sweet face tats, because the needles are hollow – perfect ...
... previously was approached along a narrow ledge cut into the cliff. As we walked up the valley, with mostly blue skies, we had clear views of the Mount Cook summit, cue lots of photos every time we turned a corner plus photos of the views back down the valley to the bright blue lake Pukaki in the distance. The path now terminates at a picnic table giving views of the end of the Hooker Glacier and it's lake. The guides say a 3 hour trip and that's pretty much what ...
... route guide described the walk as a gentle incline, and if you haven't spotted it, that was the frankincense part of the title. Oh dear, a bit contrived and I attribute that one to Jane.
So there over to the left about a mile or so away was the glacier and below us was the lake with the odd car sized block of ice floating about in it. The sobering thing was that the lake only appeared in 1979, prior to that, the ice would have been right below ...
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28 Waihi Terrace, Geraldine | Motelfrom $112