Cedar Motor Lodge
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We stayed at the Hermitage Hotel and had a room with mountain views. When we booked we were tossing up whether to pay the bit extra to get the views and decided to go for it at the last minute. It was completely worth it and meant that we didn't feel bad staying in our room reading or resting - we were there to see the mountains after all and if you can see them from the comfort of your bed then why not!? Pete insisted ...
... oysters in one of the local cafes at Dunedin called Best Cafe.However the most interesting event that we saw was a group of our fellow Malaysian friends, campaigning for free and clean Malaysian government called "Bersih". We finished our delicious spaghetti lunch, cooked by my mum, before we continued our journey north to Timaru town. Along the way, we made a de-tour to Koekohe Beach, to visit ...
... that recognised our 'distinctive' van and they caught up for a chat in the kitchen.
The next morning we headed to Caroline Bay to have a look around before we left town. It is strange because Timaru doesn't feel like a town right on the beach, Caroline Bay is a really nice spot but maybe a little chilly for swimming this time of the year.
We had a date in Christchurch that night with friends so we had a bit of distance to cover but on the ...
Continuing our drive that day we stopped or an obligatory food stock up. Me, Andrea, Jamie and Emma decided to team up and have a bit of a pizza party for the evening. Four minds led to a lot of faffing about. On return to the bus it was fairly clear we'd gone over the allocated 20 minutes. With Carrie knowing us best she piped up with some banter, the rest were probably just plain ****** off.
Our destination was Rangitata, just outside of ...
After Dunedin, we headed to Mt. Cook knowing that this would be the last stop on our grand adventure in the stunning South Island of New Zealand. Mt. Cook is a gamble because if you catch it on a cloudy day there is no Mt. Cook - and this was a 3 hour detour. But luck had been on our side so far so we placed our bets and thankfully won out.
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