Traveling Beyond the Postcard

Monthly Archives: May 2016

24 April 2016 Our room at the Heritage Hotel in Christchurch exceeded our expectations, it was fabulous.  Our second floor suite had a washer and dryer, a full (if small) kitchen, plush robes, a desk, a living room  and dining area and most importantly, really good mattresses!  The room was light and open and the hotel is located right on Cathedral Square! The hotel occupies what was once a government building of… Read More

22 April 2016 Chris arrived after breakfast to be our tour guide for the day.  He took us back to the Mount John Observatory for a daytime look and a view of the “big telescope” called the MOA (Microlensing Observations in Astrophysics). The drive along Highway 8 from Tekapo to the Sir Edmond Hillary Alpine Center in Mount Cook Village is very scenic.  This side of the mountain is dry and the… Read More

21 April 2016 We left Dunedin, making our way to Lake Tekapo where we will be spending a few days.  Our route will be following the coast north to Omaru and then heading inland toward Duntroon to see the cave paintings and the Elephant Rocks. Anzac Day (Australia New Zealand Army Corps), a national holiday, is Monday April 25.  While in Dunedin, we watched a documentary in which Sam Neill discusses his… Read More