Hagley Park Motel
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The last day in Sydney included some laundry time and in the laundry room at the hostel there was a tent for offer. It just needed pegs. I grabbed it and bought pegs along the way.
Entering New Zealand the screening for biological threats is exhaustive. They took the tent, the hiking pole I had brought along with my gators and shoes and …
So we've been basically freezing since we arrived in NZ. It is winter here in the southern hemisphere.
The campground we stayed at last night was next to a commercial hot springs.
This morning we went to the springs for a dip. It's outdoors mind you and the temperature outside was about 25 degrees. I've never run so fast in my life (from …
I woke up at 6.00am to take shots of the sunrise. It was freezing cold (about 7 degree C) with the strong wind. The sunrise across the lake was a beautiful sight. You get a fantastic view of this blue water lake from the motel. After breakfast we drove up Mount John Observatory, a very steep and windy drive (the wind was probably around 90mph …
We arrived in Christchurch at 2.00pm from Kuala Lumpur via Airasia. Took a car from Apex Rental. Their shuttle took us from the airport to collect the car. We drove around Christchurch which was devastated by the recent earthquake in February. Shopped at Park n Save for foodstuff and headed for the motel.
... We made some sandwiches to feed us during the day and at the airport and we had our first salt and vinegar crisps for over 5 months - the best hangover cure! We finally dragged ourselves from the sofa at about 6pm and set out on our mission, still feeling rough and knackered. We didn't get the train straight to the airport as that would have meant paying a gate entrance and we wanted to use our multi pass that we'd already paid for rather than shelling out more ...
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The location for Hagley Park is one block away from the park and right around the corner from shops and restaurants.
What the motel lacks in modern furnishings it more than makes up for with the services rendered by the new owner.
He pointed us in the right direction for local eateries and maneuvering around town. Very friendly.
The room was very clean and had all amenities we would want.
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