Asure Sundowner Motel
Travel Blogs from Blenheim
... It almost had a hint of a pale ale to it and was a pleasant surprise. Having sampled six or so varieties, it was on to our next vineyard, where we actually got to see some of the apparatus that goes into making wine on the industrial scale required to meet demand. Marlborough has over 335 million vines growing, or at least did last year, so I guess we shouldn't be surprised at the scale of the machinery. However, it looked more like some kind ...
... a knight hood but all I got was a bollocking as apparently I took to long to get back and her majesty was cold.
Checkout day today and guess what the sun is shining, typical, after a lazy breakfast overlooking the bay we said our goodbyes to Merlot and headed back to Picton in the water taxi. I cannot stress how amazing the Bay of Many Coves is, I would do anything to get back here one day, apart from kayak here I've had enough of that.
Sam & Anna ...
... but it was huge!! Cost $25 to get in but I think it was worth it. They didn't have a tour but they had an elderly man walk around inside if you had any questions. Sir Peter Jackson owns the museum and therefor has a very nice set up of the plans and wax humans who look real, perfect lighting and mud that looks real and real life plans. They had 24 planes in this hanger and 14 of them can still fly. Each plan had information on them from back in the day. ...
... haven. Because of which we was sternly advised to delay our 3 day Kepler trek by a day and set off in the opposite direction.
Not feeling threatened by the warning of constant rain, we stubbornly set off as advised and walked, and walked and walked in the rain. In 36 hours we saw the same amount of rain as london does in 7 months. Pretty impressive stuff. I’ve never seen rain cause so much destruction either. Two bridges where totally destroyed on our second ...
... vineyards as the food looked gorgeous everywhere, but expensive. We decided there was not enough time and too much wine so we bravely went on without (bar the ham sandwich we ate like pikies outside one of the vineyard’s carpark). Luckily just across the road was another vineyard - Nautilus. We didn’t know anything about this one whereas the others had been recommended. We decided to give it a chance and we were really glad we did. This is ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking