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Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Canterbury Plains March 15th 2007

ARTHURS PASS TO CHRISTCHURCH VIA LAKE LYNDON & LAKE COLERIDGE We awoke after a great sleep to a wet morning, our fellow hostelers had planned to do some day trips in the National Park, but it looked as though the weather was going to put an end to that. We headed East towards Christchurch and when we reached Lake Lyndon, remembered that there were several 4WD tracks in the area, out with our 4WD bibles and soon we were off the main road and skirting he edge of Lake Lyndon heading towards Lake Coleridge. The road was not that long and before too long we arrived at the Lake Coleridge village and power station, a stop here for lunch and a quick look around the power station and we were back on Tar seal heading ... read more
Random Letter Box
Mary Stewart

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Nelson Region March 15th 2007

ST ARNAUD TO ARTHURS PASS VIA MURCHISON For some reason we didn't take any photo's of this trip, maybe because the weather deteriorated. We had intended to stay at the YHA hostel at the Pass, but when we phoned our booking ahead we were told the hostel was full with a large group, however the Mountain Chalet that manages the hostel on behalf of YHA had other accommodation available . Our restored railway workers house was shared with another two couples, Paul and partner form the UK were very nice people and we all spent many hours chatting around the log burner in the lounge The weather had deteriorated to steady rain and it had turned quite cold. Sheryll and I both love Arthurs Pass and have fond memories of weekends spent there with the ... read more
New Arthurs Pass Viaduct
YHA Cottage at Arthurs Pass
YHA Cottage at Arthurs Pass

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Marlborough March 15th 2007

HANMER SPRINGS TO ST ARNAUD VIA RAINBOW STATION We arrived at Hanmer Springs late in the afternoon and checked into our accommodation for the night, the Hanmer Springs YHA, this is a new complex and we had a very enjoyable stay The following morning we decided on a bike ride in the Hanmer Forest, Hanmer is well set up for Mountain biking with a large network of trails both easy and ranging up to very hard ones, the forest was originally planted as a trial planting area years ago by the NZ Forest Service and includes many exotic species not normally seen on a commercial basis in New Zealand Our ride took us to the Hanmer Cemetery and back again to the Hostel where we packed up and headed for St Arnaud in the Nelson Lakes ... read more
Rainbow Station Road
Biking Downhill
Lunch stop

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Marlborough March 15th 2007

PICTON TO HANMER SPRINGS VIA MOLESWORTH STATION Sheryll and I for ages have wanted to drive the Molesworth Station Road which is about 198 Km s long and runs between Blenheim in Marlborough and Hanmer Springs, the road is shingle all the way and is the access road for New Zealand's largest cattle station, "Molesworth Station". Molesworth covers approx 180,000 hectares and is home to New Zealand's largest herd of cattle, the road is only open to the public for a few months of the year. On Saturday the 4th of March, after packing up the 4WD and loading on our mountain bikes we said goodbye to the kids and left Auckland headed for Paraparaumu to visit with my Mum before catching the Ferry from Wellington to Picton the following morning at 2am. The Ferry crossing ... read more
Molesworth Turnoff
Old Molesworth Homestead
Cattle

Oceania » New Zealand » South Island » Marlborough March 12th 2007

AUCKLAND TO WELLINGTON Sheryll and I for ages have wanted to drive the Molesworth Station Road which is about 198 Km s long and runs between Blenheim in Marlborough and Hanmer Springs, the road is shingle all the way and is the access road for New Zealand's largest cattle station, "Molesworth Station". Molesworth covers approx 180,000 hectares and is home to New Zealand's largest herd of cattle, the road is only open to the public for a few months of the year. On Saturday the 4th of March, after packing up the 4WD and loading on our mountain bikes we said goodbye to the kids and left Auckland headed for Paraparaumu to visit with my Mum before catching the Ferry from Wellington to Picton the following morning at 2am. ... read more




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