Enjoy the views if not the game


I wouldn’t go quite as far as Mark Twain who reckoned golf was a good walk spoiled.

But the odd game – and when I’m playing odd is often the operative word – is enough for me.

However, interrupted or not, it would be difficult not to enjoy a walk with views like this:

This is what you’ll see at what is probably the country’s newest golf course, The Cairns at Tekapo.

We spent a weekend near by last month and were pleasantly surprised by the development since we’d last been there several years ago including a luge and hot pools.

We climbed up Mt John to the observatory where our exertion was rewarded by panoramic views of the MacKenzie Basin. We didn’t have time to do the night sky tour but it’s on our bucket list.

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