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Sun Dec-29 Christchurch, Lamborghini Murcielago, drive to Arthur's Pass, Wilderness Lodge
We got up, had breakfast at The Daily Grind on Victoria Street, then Lisa, Max, and Nate rented a pedal car while Ben and Lauren did errands. Then we all visited the Canterbury Museum, which had the most extensive exhibit and collection of Maori artifacts. After lunch we were heading out of Christchurch when we drove by Archibalds Subaru and spotted a Lamborghini Murcielago in the window! So we had to stop and get out and gawk and take pictures!

Then it was on to road 73 for Arthur's Pass. As we left Christchurch there were a few country estates and then suddenly we were in the country. We arrived at Arthur's Pass near 4pm and after unloading we went on the McKay Moa Forest Walk, lead by Gerry McSweeny, one of the two owners of the Wilderness Log and a trained biologist. After a brief demonstration of sheep herding and a sheep cuddle, we continued on for our short hike. Back in time for a shower and then dinner and bedtime. The adults sampled a 2001 Palliser Estate Pinot Noir -- five stars from Michael Cooper, but we thought not as nice as the other two NZ pinot noirs we have tasted.

Rooms for 2 nights:
Wilderness Lodge
Arthurís Pass
Ph: 64 3 318 9246
Fax: 64 3 318 9245
http://www.wildernesslodge.co.nz/

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