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Stormy Weather

posted on 2019-12-08 23:07:06 in New Zealand

To get ourselves back on track we decided hiring a rental car for a couple of days would give us some flexibility to getting down south to Otago and back on track after missing the Heaphy track.  Leaving Nelson was easy, SH6 all the way to the west coast. Once we reached the Buller river we also found the rain again. The river was still flowing very well from the previous storm and there was plenty of smaller rivers also flowing very swiftly. We made camp at Punakaiki and was offered a nice sp...

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Drying out

posted on 2019-12-06 10:45:42 in New Zealand

Takaka After arriving as planned in Takaka, locating the campsite and pitching the tent we went off to explore the town to find out where we could eat for Thomas’s birthday, supermarket location and information on the weather in regards to the Heaphy track. 1 & 2 very positive and favourable the weather however was not looking good and we were advised to return in the morning to get an update. Thomas was easy to please for his birthday meal a simple burger and chips and ginger beer. ...

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Abel Tasman part 2

posted on 2019-12-03 14:43:04 in New Zealand

Day 3 Bark Bay - Awaroa After yesterday’s “easy” walk today was a little more challenging completing about 15km. Again we needed an early start to cross the river estuary, unfortunately when we arrived at the river the water was still knee deep so we decided to back track and follow the slightly longer high water track. This was only an extra 700m and quite scenic crossing two bridges and walking through fern tree bush. With a small climb to negotiate it warmed our calf muscles ready fo...

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Abel Tasman Coastal Track

posted on 2019-12-02 09:44:21 in New Zealand

Abel Tasman Coast Track runs through the National Park for a distance of approximately 60 km, plus offshoots to lookouts etc. We decided to break our walk into 5 shorter walks to take a steady and comfortable walk following the knee problems we encountered In Patagonia. After staying the night in a Nelson campsite, a final shop for fresh supplies, gas and some jandels (flip flops or thongs depending where you are in the world) we headed off to the bus stop at 7:00am to catch the twice weekly ...

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