Category Archives: New Zealand

Winter Escape to the Tararuas – 2018

It had taken six months patiently waiting for a forecast spell of fine weather to align with my days off but finally the opportunity to escape into the Tararuas had arrived.  But instead of a balmy summer trip or even an autumnal escapade it would have to be in the depths of the winter equinox…
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Visiting Dunedin and Manapouri – 2000

Sometime in January Bill said he wouldn’t mind doing a track like the Dusky track.  I was kicking around for ideas for a 12 day trip and it immediately occurred to me that the Dusky would be perfect as its suggested length was 8-10 days.  With the time required to get to the track it…
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First tramp – Abel Tasman National Park

West Coast to Nelson Eric returned to Christchurch the following morning, making such good time along Highway 7 that he was able to pick up a flight that evening rather than hang around to the following day. For me the trip entered a new phase, thankfully dispensing with the constant rush of road and slowing…
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