Gothic Heights Motel
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Photos of Gothic Heights Motel
TripAdvisor Reviews Gothic Heights Motel Christchurch
Travel Blogs from Christchurch
Today's target: East Coast, by which direction and what road, we don't know. As usual we woke up early and whilst all the other freedom campers slept (especially the very noisy Americans) walked across the road to Lake Tekapo from our road side camping place to take pictures of the early morning sun breaking onto the surrounding mountains. This was achieved by walking across the Lake bottom (this is a reservoir lake and they've had the driest ...
... dash off to the next stop).
Most countries, once we have visited, I think "yep now I have seen it" and go onto dreaming what country I will visit next. But New Zealand....grabbed us by our heart strings. We will need to return. Next time we will be prepared to do some of their famous treks, but also explore so many of the other nooks and crannies we didn't get a chance to visit. New Zealand- it's not 'goodbye', it's 'just so long until next time'!
... views of Lyttleton, summit the crater rim and then head back down to our starting point. Along the way we got some great shots of the Christchurch coast line, the Southern Alps and WWII batteries and gun stations that were built to protect Port Lyttleton. The day was a lot hotter than we expected, but some low-lying clouds from an incoming South-easterly cooled us off as we walked. Be sure to check out the photos from this hike!
At 7pm I had decided to join a friend at ...
... br> Since so much of the downtown area was destroyed they are trying to do a very careful job of rebuilding and remaking the downtown to be livable and walkable and green and all those good things. If you're out of work and you're male, they will hire you for contract work building things. If you have any experience whatsoever in engineering and city planning and such, there are probably jobs for you as well. The lady I talked to mentioned that ...
And surprisingly it is very nice.
Everything is made of cardboard tubes, the pulpit, the cross, the roof supports, almost everything except the organ which you would have expected to be made of tubes!
The effect is really quite lovely.
So it was time to leave the city centre and head over to Sumner Beach. This is also somewhere we had been just a day or two before the quake and it too had been hit ...