Monthly Archives: February 2013

Haast to Bruce Bay

From Cameron’s Flat drove over Hasst Pass and the bridge at the Gates Of Haast. Real big pebbles in this river, Worth getting out of your car and having a good look. Very powerful scenery. Did not stay in Haast, … Continue reading

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Cameron’s Flat Walk

Walked from the DOC camp to the Blue Pools and then on down the river toward Young’s River Mouth. Slabs of rock falling off the mountain, been a bit of uplifting here. Lots of lancewood (Pseudopanax) saplings in this bush. … Continue reading

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On the Road to Haast.

Left Wanaka and set off for Haast, passing Lake Hawea and then on to Cameron’s flat where I stayed the night at the DOC camp. as usual, wonderful bush and walks available. Passed through Makaroa on the eastern side of … Continue reading

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Wanaka

Went for cycle around the side of the lake. A couple of shots, one from the cycleway looking back to Wanaka. Wanaka campsite at Albert Town, run by council for $7 per night right by the Clutha River.

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Motatapu Gorge

Left Homestead Bay and started driving back into Wanaka in the rain. Turned off and decided to look at the Motatapu Gorge. The bridge over the gorge is about 4 meters long and is at the narrowest point of the … Continue reading

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And now for something different

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Lake Wanaka Shoreline (Homestead Bay) where the Matukituki enters the lake

Found a DOC camp further along the West Wanaka Road. Had a no camping sign, i.e. a tent with a line through it. But as I was not in a tent I thought that did not apply to me. Hot … Continue reading

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Matukituki

Spent night at Lake Dunstan and drove on to Wanaka the next morning. Went for cycle around lake front then set of for Mount Aspiring. Did about 5 Kms of gravel road and for the first time gave up and … Continue reading

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UN Teach a Cow to Read program

Down this road is the furtherest reach of the UN Teach a Cow to Read program. The local council erects signs like this specifically for cattle, and as a result, many local cows can read simple words and lead a … Continue reading

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Greenstone River/Caples River

The Greenstone Station is set on the delta of the Greenstone river and is in a perfect setting (on a hot day without a cloud in the sky.) Could be different on other days of the year. Nice shelter and … Continue reading

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