Lake Dunstan Motel
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... since she'd convinced me to do it, she couldn't not try it herself! She got in position and off she went..... Straight into the lake. She managed to hang on for dear life and avoid the deeper part of the lake, and landed with her feet in the slightly shallower part. There was an opportunity for photos while this was in progress, but I felt the better option was to attempt to help. As she lol'd on her way out of the lake, we thought it was time to go home! She ...
... Clifton Loop with guide Sean. Just us three clad in rain-gear, with light to medium drizzle the whole way. The rain was a welcome visitor. The trails forested entry inclines alongside the '12-mile river'. We learned about lots of local flora, including mountain, silver and red beech trees, lance tree, Manuka bush with white flowers (popular with bees and tourists), wine leaf plant, and ...
... which, I found out today, are famous worldwide.
Gold was first discovered at Arthurs Point in Shotover River back in 1862, and at one time the river was one of the richest gold bearing rivers in the world creating one of the most massive gold rushes ever seen. Today, I didn’t see much gold still laying around, but you could see all the old mining equipment and shacks left behind by the miners of the last two centuries. Now, the most adventurous ...
That night, I meet Joanne and we have the most amazing fergbergers! There is always a huge que of people, but we phone ahead so pick up our burgers and take them to a park to eat. I have a chicken, bacon, avocado and it's amazing.
That night I meet up with Joanne and her friend, but soon head back and get some rest. Queenstown grew on me the longer I stayed, and it's very beautiful, but aimed more at a younger, party-type crowd. ...
... battle. Wifi is much better here than Australia though which helps.
We are struggling with the sandflies - they’re worse than mozzies - around all day long, they hurt and their bites itch like crazy for weeks - they love Megs needless to say, but then she is a tasty little number. I think I’d rather have crocodiles and spiders than these little misery makers.
We booked up the water taxi and camping for the 2 nights ahead. Should be a chance to ...