Monthly Archives: December 2012

Klondyke Corner

Finally wound down the other side of the pass to Klondyke Corner which provides access to the top of the Waimakariri river and followed a rough track to where I was going to stay the night. Due to the current … Continue reading

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Greymouth to Arthurs Pass

Left Greymouth and set of for Arthurs Pass/Oriria Gorge. Stopped in Kumara, sleepy little village and drove up to Dilmans Dam at the top of a small hill where there is park over spot. No wind. Just before the sart … Continue reading

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A Cycle Tour of Greymouth

New life as a backpackers, one of the hundreds of old pubs is recycled. A Greymouth Directory of 1866 lists a total of 61 hotels in the town. Many seekers of gold rapidly realised that selling the ‘liquid gold’ was … Continue reading

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Greymouth town

A few shots around town. The Grey heads out to sea. A Grey coffee shop. Art Gallery Waiting for the end?

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Greymouth

Currently parked at the mouth of the Grey river. If you look at this video at about 3:30 your can see a campervan, I am parked about 150 meters behind that. This guy in the video must have really wanted … Continue reading

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Fox River

Stayed overnight here. Went for a walk along part of the Inland Track, only and hour or so. Involved a couple of unbridged river crossings. Was after some overnight rain and the track was wet as. Thoroughly wore myself out … Continue reading

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Doing the Charleston

Spent the last three nights near Charleston on the West Coast. Drove 6 ks up a side road until I got to the Paparao National Park. Massive limestone bluffs are right next to the campsite on the Nile River (its … Continue reading

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Waimangaroa – at the bottom of the Denniston Incline

Waimangaroa is at the bottom of the Denniston Incline. This is where the coal skips ended up and the coal was then railed to Wesport. The bridal track opened in 1984, prior to this all access was by coal trucks … Continue reading

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DOC camp at Kohaihai

Left Denniston and drove north, up past Karamea, to the end of the road, where the Heaphy track comes out of the bush and meets civilization again. There is a DOC camp there which is one of the most scenic … Continue reading

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Scott’s Beach

An hours walk north of Kohaihai on the Heaphy Track is Scott’s Beach. Well worth the walk as the track has easy grades at this point. Very wild west coast beach and the spray stays in the air so that … Continue reading

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