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Set off in the rain. Retracing our steps down the side of Lake Pukaki this time kept heading south through Twizel. A town that should not exist; it was supposed to be demolished once the hydro electric works were completed but the residents like it so much they petitioned for its reprieve and won. We decided to make this a bit of a meander day so …
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... we headed to the main wharf to catch our tour. The weather was perfect as the sun shone on our backs and we headed across the lakes to the base of the Murchison Mountains where there was a massive cave system carved through the bottom of the mountain.
We disembarked and broke into small groups each led by a guide as we headed into the cave system, we were ten meters inside the entrance when Debi was overcome by claustrophobia and ...
... with a wood burning stove in the living room and a full home kitchen. He’d even installed a hot tub outside! Our room was not as warm as the living room as in NZ there is no such thing as central heating! Just lots of blankets. We felt quite at home and it was cool to stay somewhere other than just a faceless generic hostel. But there were a few rules to get used to. Apart from having to take shoes off throughout the place the main one was ...
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Built into the side of a steep hill it is oddly laid out. Our room was right at the back. Its advantage was it was very quiet, disadvantage was the lack of parking space which was reduced even further by two trailers of logs and assorted rubbish. Maneuvering even a medium sized car was very difficult and mine argued with the pebble dashed wall. The other problem was no working Wifi. As usual for NZ the rooms were clean and tidy.
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