We were travelling between Queenstown and Christchurch and decided to stay mid way overnight. Lake Taupo was fully booked and maybe that was a good thing as it's mainly tourist oriented. We looked at a couple of accommodations in Twizel and as soon as we saw this motel room thought, that's just fine.
It has recently been refurbished. All we needed was a hot shower, comfy bed, a tea or coffee and maybe a small tv. Well it ticked all those boxes for us.
We went for an afternoon drive around the beautiful Lake Pukaki and then on to the wonderful Mount cook for a walk and a look at the glacier and the surrounding area. Simply stunning.
Back at Twizel for the evening we went to the pub and had a drink with the locals, followed by dinner at a friendly restaurant which was delicious.
Well worth a visit if you're in the area, and you're only three and a half hours drive away from Christchurch.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Chalets is situated in Twizel, 40 minutes’ drive from Mount Cook, on State Highway 8 between Christchurch and Queenstown. This picturesque site is on the doorstep to some of New Zealand’s finest scenery. Located in the Mackenzie Country. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Chalet Hotel Twizel