Lake Brunner Country Motel Complex
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The weather has been pleasantly good today – nothing to shout about, just warm and cloudy, rather than the rain we expected. In the morning, we went up and over Arthur's Pass – the main route from Greymouth on the west coast to Christchurch, on the east coast – to the small village of Arthur’s Pass itself. We didn’t …
... out to the beach the van stopped (Dave - I wonder if it had anything to do with the loose fan belt the previous owner mentioned??). Marty was about to lose a gasket and Caleb was so excited that we were going to have to push the van up the incline so we could roll it and hope for a jump start "this is the best day ever" he declared. Well at least he’s happy!!
Turns out that Gentle Annie’s was the best play to hunker down ...
... the shuttle which would take me to Arthur's Pass. The trip takes about 2.5 hours. While traveling throughs the streets of Christchurch I am reminded of the events of February 2011 which brought chaos to the city. The after effects of the earthquake can still be seen everywhere. Red cones dot many streets and yellow tape is seen looped around tree trunks or garden gates reminding everyone that there could be danger nearby. The early morning silence is broken by ...
... allocated chalet no 10 and we were very happy with the layout of the room when we entered. It had patio door leading to an exterior balcony which gave views to the mountains all around. There were cooking facilities, but we had already decided to eat out that night. We called in at the Franz Josef Glacier Guides Office to confirm our booking for the following day and to check on the arrangements. Susie was still reluctant to wear the trousers that are ...
... the same.
We hear the occasional thunderous sound echo through the valley. This takes us by surprise initially until we realize it is the cracking of ice blocks that will eventually fall from the face of the glacier and shatter in the valley basin below. The river we saw on the drive to the parking area is from the water flowing under this glacier. The ice on the surface melts and works its way through the fissures to the underbelly, flowing ...
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- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting