Perivale Farm Cottage
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... t all be perfect.
On the way we came across Mt Aspiring National Park that had many stops of waterfalls and a lovely spot called Blue Pools - now why wouldn't we stop at that. Thirty minute walk to find these beauties but on a scary bridge - I don't have a problem but the wobbly legs on the hairy bloke in front of me, he just hates swing bridges. The pools were stunning so clear and so so blue, spotted some lovely trout swimming so well worth it. The water ...
... incredibly breathtaking, diverse and simply awe-inspiring this country truly is.
One small word of advice though… The hole in the ozone layer is significantly worse in New Zealand than in Australia. Do not, I repeat do not, go out without sunscreen, even if it is raining and windy. You might just end up like Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer. And let me tell you from experience, it’s not a good look. Especially if your (hamster) cheeks and forehead take ...
... previous trips had to be cancelled due to bad weather. We hiked in crampons for around three hours over the ice, through ice caves and using ropes to climb steeper parts. It was then time to get the helicopter back down and relax in the hot pools. They had three temperatures - 36, 38 and 40 degrees. I got straight in the 40 and we relaxed for a good two and a half hours. We finished the day with a visit to a bakery for doughnuts and settled down with a couple of ...
... ancestry are allowed to source it from the rivers on the west coast.
I kept driving, stopping a few times to attempt some photography, but fought a losing battle with the rain. Keeping my gear dry was a challenge, and getting it dry again when it did get wet was even more problematic.
The highlight of the day was stopping for Hokey Pokey ice-cream. I actually don't know why I hadn't already. When it comes to Hokey Pokey, it's always Ice-cream ...
... you do) and went back. It was still touch and go as to whether it was all going to happen, and it was going to be the pilot's final call. After a safety briefing, we got on the shuttle bus to the helipad and were told it was all go! Hurrah!
We were with another family of three, and I got the prized front seat with the lady from the other family on the way up. It was just amazing! We flew up the glacier and landed near the top on the snow. We didn't get ...