Published: March 8th 2009February 25th 2009
Woke up to a nice sunny day, fingers crossed it stays like this! After breakfast we went to the visitor centre here to look at the walks, but when we got there the car smelt like it was burning. l..we had to wait for it to cool down before we could look under the bonnet. Also it hadn’t started very well today...not sure what is wrong.
There were a few walks to choose from, from an hour to three of four hour walks. We chose the longest one as it sounded more interesting and it went over two suspended bridges, to the edge of the glacier and the lake. The weather was getting warmer and you could walk in a t-shirt.
We had a look at the car, one of the clips had come loose so we put it back and it seemed ok...
Along the walk we got to see a couple of lakes. The walk was called the Hooker Valley Walk. After 3 hrs ½ we were back at the car. We grabbed some lunch...guerkin wraps!!! Then left to go to Lake Tekapo. Along the drive we followed Lake Pukaki, it was the most amazing turquoise blue colour.
arrived at the lake around 3pm, set the tent up and as the sun was still shinning we decided to go on a small walk along the lake to Good Sheppard Church and the Statue of the Bronze Collie. It was a 45 mins walk there and same back, the statue of the dog is to thank the hard work of all the collies of this region.