Bella Vista Motel
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- Airport Transportation
- Drycleaning onsite
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
- Reduced mobility rooms
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We said goodbye to Kaikoura and the majestic East coast of New Zealand and headed out to drive all the way across the island to the West coast by the end of the day (not as difficult as it would be in, say, Canada).
Our first stop was at Hanmer Springs, famous for its hot spring baths. We spent a wonderful, relaxing, rejuvenating couple of hours soaking in the very hot sulfur pools (41 degrees), the rock pools (36 degrees), aquatherapy pools (34 degrees) ...
... it Mum). That's what we love about our campervan. If we see something cool on our journey we can just stop off and explore. Because we've got plenty of time in New Zealand we are never in any rush to get to a certain destination so can stop off as many times as we want on our travels. It gives us so much freedom. When we reached Westport we drove straight to the nearby seal colony and were able to watch loads of seals playing on the rocks below us. It wasn't quite as ...
... a tree of 70 years was the diameter of my lower leg. Returning to the boat we then cruised down the Gordon River while we ate a most delicious lunch. We stopped for a short time to watch a boat feeding the salmon with a high pressure hose in their covered cage. It was covered so that the birds could not attack the fish. A short stroll around the old part of Strahan on our return to the wharf concluded a most interesting visit before returning to Queenstown for the ...
... beach, where driftwood has been joined together to make fantastic sculptures. The coast beyond Hokitika (along the edge of the South Island's NorthWest) is spectacular. The views down onto expansive bays decorated with crumbling rock towers bathed in afternoon sunlight were incredible. After passing through the busted gold-mining town of Charleston, we arrived at Pancake Rocks. Here the cliff is made up of hundreds of distinct uniform layers, each about two ...
... were first shown how the coal is loaded onto the train, by climbing high onto the plateau on a rough road, to see the aerial cable and bucket system to get the coal off the other side of the valley where it is mined and down to the coast to be loaded onto the trains.The cable system was put in in the 1950s, and with a few adjustments, still works a treat to this day! Mickey was then able to organise our tour by radioing ahead and asking permission. At times ...