Monthly Archives: February 2013

Greymouth, and then?

Finally have returned to Greymouth. Have essentially gone right around the South Island now, only missing out the Kaikoua coast. I am afraid, and glad, that Northland beckons. I am heading for Blenheim, then on to Picton and the North … Continue reading

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Getting low on Fuel, rescued in Ross

Left Okarito and headed north intending to stay at a couple of DOC camps but noticed that I probably did not have enough fuel to make any side trips so gently rolled on to HariHari, but the gas station was … Continue reading

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Off to Okarito

Generally a well to do settlement just north of Franz Joseph Glacier. Excellent motorcamp run by the local community. $10 bucks a night, with hot showers for an extra $1. Took a walk up to the trig station which gave … Continue reading

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Copeland Track

After Munro’s Beach called in to the start of the Copeland Pass track. This track runs from the Westcoast over the Copeland Pass and down to Mount Cook and is one of the ways to cross the Main Divide. It … Continue reading

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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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