Route & other advice for a 7 day ride in South Island

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by Haroon, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Haroon

    Haroon RIDE for PASSION

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    Thanks for enlightening me on this. I had to look up the meaning on wikipedia....!!:D
    Looks interesting and hope we have the time for it.
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    Whale Rider Been here awhile

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  3. Haroon

    Haroon RIDE for PASSION

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    Thanks Whale Rider for the link. Indeed, the pics & map give a very good insight.
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  4. Haroon

    Haroon RIDE for PASSION

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    Hi Folks.

    Preparations under way and slowly getting closer to the ride this December.

    I have 2 question for the present:

    1) If I were to select 1 destination out of the following 2, which would be best & WHY?

    -Kaikoura
    -Punakaiki

    2) Is Hanmer Springs the best place in South Island for the Hot Water Springs and is it only the hot water springs there?
    If there is a better place in South Island (I mean which has springs as well as something else to see & do)??

    Thanks
    Haroon
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  5. glitch_oz

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    1) Kaikoura.
    Because the likelyhood of half-decent weather at that time of year is bigger than on the West Coast

    2) Hanmer is the most commercial and developed facility on the South Island.

    Maruia Springs is just up Lewis Pass, which has a smaller pool (covered) and a couple of outside pools, if I remember correctly.
    http://goo.gl/maps/0iz8o



    Here are a few other spots.
    http://www.holidays-in-newzealand.com/south-island-hot-springs.html


    Can't beat the North Island for thermal springs though....
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  6. Haroon

    Haroon RIDE for PASSION

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    Thanks Pete. I will consider your suggestions.
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  7. Haroon

    Haroon RIDE for PASSION

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    I & wife would like to say a big thanks from the bottom of our hearts to all the wonderful inmates on this thread that gave us some fantastic pointers and suggestions. We had an absolute blast in NZ and what a trip it was. The country's beauty is even more magnified by the warmth and friendliness of its people and New Zealand really stands out in every aspect. Thank you New Zealand.

    So here you can follow our story, pics (lots of em!) and few videos.

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=865659
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