Category Archives: South Island

Leaving the South Island

Left Kowhai Bush and drove the remaining 70 kms to Blenheim. Had coffee and a leisurely stroll around town. Decided I would go on to Picton after lunch. Got there at 1.50 and went to the booking office for the … Continue reading

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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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