Aspen Court Motel - Twizel
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- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
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... We had some snacks and Lotte threw a few hundred stones into the lake before we set off on the return leg.
Lotte valiantly tried to stay awake until we were back in the car and could go get some lunch but passed out about five minutes from the car. So we drove into Mt Cook Village and I ducked into the fancypants Hermitage Hotel to buy some very un-fancypants sandwiches for us to take back to camp.
On our return we munched our lunch ...
... xmas day; mental! After that it was mainly cafes and restaurants, and we stopped off and bought an early lunch. We both shared a chocolate caramel brownie, in a park with lake and mountain views. There was a really funny moment when a flock of geese and ducks were fighting over a slice of bread. One grabbed it, flew off, was chased by lots of other birds, and then dropped it. This went on for a little while and ...
... received our new hot ride. Here is the picture of the car for the ones who want to know – Nissan Tiida with the wheel on the wrong side of the car but luckily with automatic gearbox :D Karel did a great job adjusting to left-sided traffic and we began our journey for today without any issues. The car is quite big, we originally thought it will be other model. Normally this one should require something like 7 litres of gas per ...
Leaving the penguins and coast behind we headed inland back to the Southern Alps, this time to Aoraki (Mt Cook) New Zealand's tallest mountain.
A quick detour via the Elephant Rocks which were part of the Narnia films we were soon skirting our way around Lakes Aviemore and Benmore both of which were azure, offset with a bright blue sky and sunshine.
... of mother! The boys loved it. Then we walked down to the edge of the lake, and since the water level was down a bit, the last 100m or so was a scramble over rocks of all sizes. So of course, Harrison was in heaven once again – rock throwing into a lake with an endless supply of rocks, no other people to get in the way and hands all gloved up to prevent the inevitable frozen hands and “Finished lake!”. We spent a good hour ...