Nelson & Westport

Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park

Upon leaving Nelson, we first stopped for a walk in Nelson Parks National Park which was absolutely beautiful, just like a postcard picture. The landscape was perfectly mirrored in the sparkling lake. A couple fo the lads decided it would be fun to take a dip (bearing in mind how cold it gets in a New Zealand winter!), which was rather amusing for the rest of us. They literally jumped into the water and back out again! Once we arrived in Wesport, most the bus went jetboating while a select few stayed in the hostel and chilled out by watching a movie. That evening we all went to the local pub, and, as per usual, watched to boys play pool (I have seen more pool games in New Zealand than I have the whole of my life!), had a couple fo drinks and back to the hostel for an earlyish night for our early start the next day. En route to Lake Mahinapua we stopped off at some what would be lovely scenery if it hadn’t been raining, including Cape Foulwind (where we saw a seal colony), and then Punakaiki Pancake Rocks & Blowholes. Then we had an hour to buy our fancy dress costumes for the¬†legendary Poo Party at the Lake Mahinapua Hotel happening that night.

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~ by mhairitravelblog on September 13, 2008.

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