From Avalanche Peak to the Devil's Punchbowl - In Search of Alpine Panoramas


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Published: March 18th 2017
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After returning to Westport on Tuesday morning (7thMarch), we finally put the West Coast in our rearviewmirror and headed inland through the scenic lower stretches of the Buller Gorge; before turning south and passing through the former gold-mining town of Reefton – which according to the local tourist propaganda was the first town in the Southern Hemisphere to receive electric street lighting. ... Read Full Entry



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The Route Behind...The Route Behind...
The Route Behind...

View from the Avalanche Peak Track
The Route Ahead...The Route Ahead...
The Route Ahead...

View of the Avalanche Peak Track
Almost There...Almost There...
Almost There...

On the summit ridge of Avalanche Peak
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Alpine Panorama

View from the summit of Avalanche Peak - take one
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Alpine Panorama

View from the summit of Avalanche Peak - take two
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Alpine Panorama

View from the summit of Avalanche Peak - take three
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Alpine Panorama

View from the summit of Avalanche Peak - take four
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Alpine Panorama

View from the summit of Avalanche Peak - take five
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Alpine Panorama

View from the summit of Avalanche Peak - take six
Glacial ValleyGlacial Valley
Glacial Valley

Hooker Valley panorama - take one
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Glacial Valley

Hooker Valley panorama - take two
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Glacial Valley

Hooker Valley panorama - take three
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Glacial Valley

Hooker Valley panorama - take four
Glacial ValleyGlacial Valley
Glacial Valley

Hooker Valley panorama - take five
Glacial ValleyGlacial Valley
Glacial Valley

Hooker Valley panorama - take six
First SwingbridgeFirst Swingbridge
First Swingbridge

Hooker River lower swingbridge
Second SwingbridgeSecond Swingbridge
Second Swingbridge

Hooker Bluff swingbridge
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Third Swingbridge

Hooker River upper swingbridge
Still smiling in spite of the cold!Still smiling in spite of the cold!
Still smiling in spite of the cold!

Linda at the viewpoint overlooking Mueller Lake
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Glacial Lake

Hooker Lake - take one
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Glacial Lake

Hooker Lake - take two



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