Diplomat Motel

127 Papanui Road, Christchurch, Christchurch-Canterbury, South Island, 8001, New Zealand | 3 star motel
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5.42pm - Hanging With The Hectors

A travel blog entry by suzloua

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Saturday 6 December, 5.42pm, my studio I will never again complain about the hordes of people at the Trafford Centre, because NZ shopping is a ******* NIGHTMARE. A disaster has befallen me - it would not be a disaster in Manchester because I would just go to the TC, or hell, into town, and fix it. NOT BLOODY HERE, though. Even the big cities act …

11.39pm - Stop Stop Gondola

A travel blog entry by suzloua

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Friday 5 December, 11.39pm, Diplomat Motel Another day, another location shift. After doing some spectacular dilly-dallying last time I was in Christchurch, I have swung back this way to see if Veronica is ready to come back to the fold, and also for my first dolphin swim. The drive from Queenstown was a killer, but the scenery makes such a …

Our last day on South Island

A travel blog entry by pamanion

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... whole month off to celebrate...from about dec 15 to jan 15. It's the height of summer and the kids are out of school. Companies either shut down or run with a skeleton staff. It is considered to be family time....either you celebrate at home with a traditional dinner of turkey, potatoes, Christmas cake etc or more and more people are having big, elaborate barbecues. Families go from house to house to visit ( very bad traffic day). Families also either go ...

Bertie Heads South

A travel blog entry by brixhambertie

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... phone signal out there. Could we stay there? No but we could stay back at Mt Potts (marked as a POP in our book) and they will let you use the phone. OK. We drove back to Mt Potts. Into the bar (it is quasi ski-lodge with accommodation, restaurant, bar etc). Several people there, one young guy wandering around with a bow with a steel arrow held against the string, hmmmm. Eventually a young girl came to see what I wanted. Is this the POP site – can we stay here in our ...

Banks Peninsula - Finally Some Dolphins

A travel blog entry by stuli

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... reason. This lead to no end of fun, shouting at various pitches down an underwater snorkel. I attempted the French national anthem, figuring that dolphins in a French region would respond, which weirdly did seem to work!

We spent about 40 minutes in the water with the dolphins swimming under and between us, sometimes less than a metre away, an absolutely incredible experience. With so many of them around, it was very hard to keep track of all of them ...

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Location

This 3 star motel, located on 127 Papanui Road, Christchurch, is near Orana Wildlife Park, Victoria Park, Victoria Street Clock Tower, and Victoria Square.
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    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding