Walking through those double doors was surreal. You’re greeted with not one, but three gigantic chandeliers in the three storey foyer. Decorated in whites, creams and gold, with a pianist entertaining on the grand piano, this hotel absolutely exudes opulence.
The Polar Bear, the King of the Arctic, was just 200 metres ahead of me, camouflaged in front of an icy mound. He had heard us. He was watching us. He was working out whether he needed to prepare for battle.
Helmets and harnesses on, we stepped out into the 3 degree Celsius air and squinted through the morning mist to the stunning views out over Gordon Dam. Peering over the railing at water 47 storeys below is a strange feeling as your eyes try to adjust to the distance, and your brain tries to comprehend why the hell you want to jump over that railing?!
There are many awesome ways to save $$$ before and during your holiday adventures. Cass and I wanted to do this holiday cheaply, but to not miss out on all the incredible experiences, like abseiling Gordon Dam – the highest commercial abseil in the world! (Video coming soon!) So in order to achieve this, we needed to save money wherever we could. Below are some of the ways we managed to save hundreds of dollars on our recent trip to New Zealand and Tasmania, and how you can too!