Monthly Archives: December 2014

From Marfell’s Beach to Kaikoura

Drove from an early morning start at Marfell’s Beach down the Kaikoura Coast to Kaikoura. Never realized the coastline around Kaikoura was so spectacular until I went for a walk from South Bay around to Point Kean. Absolutely stunning when … Continue reading

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The real Wairau Bar

This post is about the real Wairau Bar, not the Wairau Diversion that I stayed at previously. There is an old Pilot house near the mouth which was built in 1886 amongst some really old gnarled gum trees. The whole … Continue reading

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Whites Beach/Port Underwood

Whites Beach is a nice DOC camp near Blenheim and is the only sandy beach available in the area, all the rest are stoney and reasonably exposed. It is also the site of the first power cable running from the … Continue reading

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Fishing for Kahawai at the Wairau Diversion river mouth

The next day was one out of the box. 28 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. The Wairau Diversion can be an hot exposed plain with a drying wind. Any sign of yesterdays rain has disappeared. There were … Continue reading

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