Scenic Route Motor Lodge
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- Breakfast Available
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
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... to boot.
... of many buildings, including a lot of the hostels, Stray no longer include an overnight stop in Christchurch. Instead, the Rangitata Rafting Company stepped up and created accommodation available year round, just for Stray, at their rafting headquarters just outside of the Peel Forest. Which, for the history buffs out there, was named after British prime minister Robert Peel who is also fame for inventing the Police as we know it these days. This place is so welcoming ...
We hiked for about 6kms in total. At the end of the hike, we took a brief detour to see Freda du Faur Rock, the rock where Freda took her famous photograph after successfully becoming the first woman to climb Mt. Cook in 1910. And she did it in a skirt.
We returned to the hotel around 5PM, with just enough time to relax a bit before a buffet dinner at the hotel. I am pretty sure Dad just want back to his room to stare out the picture windows.
... including stops so we arrived back at our motorhome in time for lunch. After lunch we drove back down the valley and turned east for lake Tekapo. The waters of Lake Pukaki, as we drove past, were a vivid blue reflecting the sky. At Lake Tekapo we diverted up to the Mount St John observatory. Lake Tekapo is situated in what is variously called "the high country" or "MacKenzie Country", and the 360 degree views from the observatory are stunning. It's an extensive ...
... point ! It's retreating at a rate of 400m per year which means in about 10 years or so, the glacier will have withdrawn to beyond the distant bend in the valley and would no longer be visible from our vantage point. Back down to the car. On the way, I detoured along another walk to view where the river exits the lake and tumbles away across the valley.
Oh, just a perfect day, to quote Lou Reed, and the beer part of the above title was well earned ...