The Road to the Tukino ski-field off the desert Road. Very unusual landscapes and stunning views of Mts Ruapehu and Ngaurohoe. There is a minimalist DOC camp halfway up this road with absolutly no facilities, but wonderful place to stay a night.
Snuck down amongst the sand on the northern end of Westport. Managed to get stuck for 20 minutes but judicious digging and application of dead gorse and sticks gave me enough traction to escape.
Oteake Conservation Park near St Bathans in Central Otago. Both are spots worth visiting
A short walk from my house in Kerikeri.
Trip up the lefthand side of Lake Ohau to the Hopkins and Dodson Valleys. On the way back went into the Temple Valley DOC camp. Lots of dusty road but incredible peaceful and away from it all.
Bear with me for a while, last site was attacked and taken down. Seemed easer to create a new site so I am in the process of doing just that.
Were the Matukituki River meets Lake Wanaka there is a small DOC reservation where one can spend a day absorbing the vibe.
The Nevis Crossing runs from near Banockburn up over the Duffers Saddle along the Nevis river and down to Garston at the bottom of Lake Whakatipu. There are approximately 25 fords to be crossed.
Do not attempt this in a motorhome if it has been raining or it is winter.
Do not attempt if you have long overhangs.
Do not attempt if you don’t have experience of rough road or off-road driving.
Do not attempt this.
We were lucky. And skilful. 🙂