Punga Grove Motel & Suites
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Small place this but good very backpackers
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... br> Having had an adventurous and energetic few days, we treated ourselves to spending the afternoon relaxing in glacier hot pools. The outdoor pools were set amongst the rain forest, ranging in temperature from 36 to 40 degrees. It was a superb (and unique) way to relax, unwind and above all be nice and warm whilst being protected from rain by giant sails set above the pools.
The next day we woke up super early and full of anxiety. Suresh and I had booked ...
... from a couple of years ago explains how two men had crossed the fence for a better look and were killed by an ice fall. It also listed a number of other incidents. The glacier moves, by as much as 5 metres a day at some points, nearer to 50-60cms a day at the glacier face. So ice falls are a daily occurrence.
We look up at the glacier and think that tomorrow, we will be up there somewhere. Weather ...
... for a meal to celebrate as well as having drinks with a friendly Canadian couple we had got to know during the washout weekend. You definitely got more for your money than the skydive and although we effectively lost two precious days in New Zealand waiting for the weather to clear we didn't regret it at all. We have had to push back all our other prebooked activities due to the delay so it's not long until our next exciting adventure - the shotover jet in ...