The Hermitage – New Zealand

The Hermitage – New Zealand

Took a couple of meals while I was here.

First night I went Á la Cárte.

For starts had the pork belly with crest and caramelised whatever.

Mains were a Hare roasted with a roast onion and a little bit of fricassee.

Downed a glass of wine as well.

Second night.

Went with the buffet.

Excellent choice of starters.

Some good rib eye for mains.

I stuck to the lasagna. On chef’s recommendation.

Weblinks: Hermitage.co.nz

The Cook

The Cook

Took about 7hrs and 2 Police encounters.

I’m here now.

I can feel safe now.

I am staying at [The Hermitage]. It has inclusive grades of rooms depending on the level of altitude and thus, dollar.

$460 was top dollar.

I was just in for a sleep.

Here’s a picture from my rooom.

The Hermitage, New ZealandMount Cook, new Zealand

Akaroa to Mount Cook

Akaroa to Mount Cook

Rather than hanging round Aakaroa in the rain, I short cutted over to Highway 1 and made my way down to the next tourist destination – Mount Cook.

This is NZ’s highest mountain.

I’ve heard there are some great views from here.

Motorcycle Hire New Zealand

Motorcycle Hire New Zealand

New Zealand is one of the best motorcyling countries in the world.

I took me about a week to sort it out, but i’ve managed to get hold of a motorcycle.

This is it.

Harley Davidson Roadking Classic

It’s called a Harley Davidson Roadking, and at short notice, it’s all I could get.

Never mind eh Dan.

This one has some nice aftermarket pipes. Click on the image above to hear the beast in action.

With this I’m going tour the country, take in the sights and the sounds and give you the hottest spots on the north and south Island. See what you think.

Weblinks: Pacific Tours motorcycles

Places to Eat and Drink in Christchurch

Places to Eat and Drink in Christchurch

Amongst others, I have visited these establishments.

Tap Room.

Tap RoomTap Room, Christchurch

On the corner. Ducks sometimes invade the porch area and sneak around the plants hiding from the waiters who shoo them out.
Very entertaining.

Serve heated rock platter, as you can see featured on the photo. The platter is heated to a couple of hundred degrees and brought to your table with some raw ingredients, salts and spices.

It’s up to you to cook it up.

A bit more classy and slightly more low key than the other pubs on Oxford Terrace.

The Bog

The BogThe Bog, Christchurch
Pop your head in at the end of the night.

Good place for a pint.

Weblinks: The Tap Room
Weblinks: The Bog