Glacier Gateway Motel
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... through The Haast Pass. We had to keep stopping to admire yet another view...The Hates of Haast, Thunder Creek Falls, The Blue Pools and finally the beautiful and huge Lake Wanaka.
It was early evening and we were getting thirsty so we stopped at a hotel/pub in the township of Luggate for a ginger beer. Inside a hen party was in full swing....a complete netball team and lots of hangers on. The other bar was full of farming types. Just as we were leaving a ...
... 2,000 tourists in town. This gives the whole town a kind of resort vibe; its friendly and welcoming and really nice but most of the people in town are on holidays which is not the normal way of things.
Glow Worm Cottages put on a $5 BBQ on Tuesday night - sausage sandwiches and salad which was nice. Court and I spent a quiet night catching up on things (like this blog). On Wednesday we caught the Glacier Shuttle out to ...
... was bundled into the helicopter as well. My experience of going up was just like going up in the hot air balloon over chatsworth with Jo. We just glided up the mountain over the rain forest and over the glacier. The pilot was called Chris ( the significance not lost on us as john pointed out ) and his commentary was compelling coupled with the awesome views we were getting. I would try but I think I'd need a masters in the english language to describe what we ...
At breakfast we meet with another German family..Mum,Dad and two Daughters. They live in Singapore strangely and are travelling around We have a good chat and exchange experiences. Then off again ,we stop at the blow holes as it is nearly high tide and are lucky to see them quite active. On to the Glacier,later seeing a notice advertising the West Coast Treetop Walk we decide to visit and after ...
... years the glacier may not be there. Anyway, it was so beautiful and blue and the waterfalls were amazing! We also walked to a reflective pool which was a kettle lake in geological terms. We made our way back to our little motel unit and Doug made us some fanjitas which were lovely! We're now of course watching Australian masterchef and drinking wine :) ready for our glacier walk tomorrow! Fingers crossed for the weather! ...