西西在nzI passed by Hanmer Hot Springs on my way to Christchurch in November 18, and I stayed for one night. There are many motels and hotels in the town. Since the time of booking is relatively late, I booked a motel far away from the baths (walking past 10 Minutes), the boss is a Russian uncle, he is very outgoing, haha. The bathing area is relatively large and has a lot of people. It is not a traditional hot spring pool. It is more like a small outdoor swimming pool. However, it is good overall. If you pass by, it is worth stopping for a night to experience it!
OO-OOHanmo Hot Springs is a famous hot spring in the South Island. It is about 90 minutes' drive from Christchurch. There are many people on weekends. The hot spring is a water park. There are family tickets, 2-day tickets and other discounts. There is a public playing area. There is no time limit after the ticket is purchased. There is a time limit for private pools. There are short walks near the hot spring village, you can take a walk to appreciate the autumn scenery, the mountains and forests are colorful, and the rivers are clear. There are also sports such as motorboats and canoes in hot weather.
鸣少It is said that whale watching in Kaikoura is a lot of luck. The one we went there was very lucky. We booked the boat at noon. In the morning, we departed from Christchurch and drove about four hours to Kaikoura. After the ticket, we will wait for the captain to take us out to sea. As soon as we took the whale watching boat out to the open sea, we encountered a sperm whale coming up to take a breath. After it sank, we began to track its path and followed it for about 45 minutes until the sound detector could not hear any sound, Captain Said this means that it ended its foraging and began to float. It didn’t take long to see its figure again. The sperm whale had a strong sense of territory. Not long ago it drove away a sperm whale that was larger than itself. After all, its size is ours. More than twice as much as a ship, we can only observe quietly from a distance, and everyone does not dare to cheer too much. Although I could only see the back of the sperm whale all the way, I felt extremely shocked. After chasing the whales, we turned our heads and drove to Goose Bay. More and more dolphins appeared on the bottom of our ship. After landing, I was hungry. My daughter killed half of Kaikoura's local lobster by herself. It is indeed a well-deserved name. Not only the ingredients are fresh, but the taste is particularly good. This is not easy for New Zealanders.
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