Cumberland Court Motel
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The best motel we have stayed in on our tour of NZ
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We were up early, Steve disappeared into the Wellington streets to pick up our car for the rest of the trip. Hopefully he would make it back. I packed the room up and said a sad farewell as we had enjoyed the chill zone of the highest hotel room on this trip ! Lol
Around about Wellington it is 'Lord of the Rings' mad, you can get a bus …
... about the Kiwi:
- They have the shortest beak! We learned that the length of the bird's beak is measurement from the nostrils to the tip...the Kiwi has its nostrils at its tip of its beak. Crazy!
- They mate with one partner for life.
- The kiwi lays the largest egg relative to its size in the world
- The kiwi's closest living relative is the emu
- Highly territorial and will peck and scratch to the death (even if the other bird is ...
... UK a lot as she has family living there. She took me on a tour of some of the local vineyards which was great to have a taste of some good wine however my taste buds are now prejudice towards the more up market wines available... No more $10 bottles for me!!!!
All in all my time in Hawkes bay was awesome. Each place I visit in New Zealand I find it hard to say good bye, but I guess I've got to keep myself moving to see everything! ...
... A crowd gather around a super size chess set pitching their wits against other. Others play or jog, or just out for a wander. We join those wandering. Initially because we refuse to pay for the toilets that are near where we are parked, but also to pop down and see the lake front.
The lake has a spectacular backdrop, with the volcanoes of the Tongariro national park gracing the southern shores of the lake. The lake itself is actually just a huge volcanic crater filled ...
... city. Apparently he was a drug dealer, and I imagine a lot of his customers lived around here. Imagine, apart from every other hardship in their lives, his customers would have had to walk up that bloody hill to get their gear.
Driving north in the warm sun, passing mandarin groves and orchards of pink blossoms, then yellow and ...