Lake Dunstan Motel
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... in the boat and tuck our paddles inside the raft because the hole was only wide enough for the raft. My dad sat upfront to steer the boat and I was the videographer (check the photos section for Video #5). It was pitch black and very quiet but as the small light at the end of the tunnel grew larger, the sound of the water grew louder. As soon as our raft came out of the end of the tunnel we had a second to get ready to take on the last and final rapid which ...
... to head down to Milford Sound, which would be a weary six hour drive for Rose. The girls filled their time making up raps about sheep and cows, which could definitely go viral. On the way to Milford Sound you pass through Homer tunnel, rather eerie and claustrophobic. It was built through the mountain in 1954 and is largely unchanged since then demonstrating some super engineering skills. So I had done a Milford boat trip before, albeit the sickest ...
... Luckily there was a stop that included a pie shop for Tom to have a bacon and egg pie before he turned in to the Hulk. There were a number of other scenic stops too and we saw a number of Kea, NZ local parrot, in the majority of the car parks hopping around on top of people’s camper vans. One of the scenic stops was ‘the chasm’ which was a 15 ...
... larger - and every motel, hotel, inn, and hostel was full. I can still see the No Vacancy neon signs when I close my eyes. So, we just kept going. We finally pulled into a hotel in Franz Josef Glacier at 10:30 at night, a full 12 hours after leaving Kaikoura. The hotel was stupidly expensive, but we needed to sleep. When he asked why the hotels were all full, Paul found out that there was a huge Maori event so all the hotels were booked. So, we ...
Today's stop was Cromwell, a massive fruit growing and wine producing region where we stocked up on some dried fruit and bits and pieces before finding an old gold mining town called Bendigo.
Bendigo is a totally derelict old gold mining boom town which was the site of one of the biggest gold rushes ever in New Zealand, but is now nothing more than a few derelict old stone buildings and the old mine shafts (covered over with some I-beams ...