South Island Trip

Discussion in 'New Zealand' started by ACole, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. ACole

    ACole Udafarkarwee Tribe.

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    So, a mate and I decided to trip around the Northern half of the South Island NZ on our XT660Rs. After a twelve hour drive in the ute with the bikes on the back & a ferry ride across Cook Strait we arrived in Blenheim on the 15th of Feb. Stashed the vehicle and it was off down the East Coast to Kaikoura to sample some local Seafood. The rest of the trip is below in photo form.

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  2. ACole

    ACole Udafarkarwee Tribe.

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    After coming out of the Wairau-Hanmer Springs Road we rode through to Westport where we stayed at the Black & White Hotel. Great old West Coast Pub.
    The next day we hit Greymouth and stayed at Revingtons. Both these places have lock up bike storage.

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    After coming to a halt in the bush out behind Greymouth we had to go back and as it was late in the day we black stuffed it through to Christchurch. I lived in Chch for eleven years and hadn't been back since the earthquake so it was important tfor me to get there on February 22nd. What a shock. Spent the next few days visiting old friends and then it was back to Hanmer on Monday the 25th to go through the Molesworth which we did the next day Tuesday, overnighting at Cob Cottage.

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  3. Mark_S

    Mark_S Fair Weather Faggot

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    great photos
    looks like it was a bit hot in places

    cheers

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  4. ACole

    ACole Udafarkarwee Tribe.

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    Yup, well into the mid 30s in the valleys. Drank a heap of water that's for sure.
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  5. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Nice pics. Good country in there isn't it. Thanks for sharing:thumbup
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  6. chekamus

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    nice pics, and report, are u guys still on the south island?
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  7. ACole

    ACole Udafarkarwee Tribe.

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    You buggers are lucky that's for sure.


    No arrived back home here in the Far North on the 2nd.
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  8. iny46

    iny46 Adventurer

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    Nice pics, mate

    we are two german riders coming to NZ this saturday.
    2 weeks an the northern island 2 weeks on the south
    I hope we ´ll have tese stunning views too.

    Servus Andreas
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  9. ACole

    ACole Udafarkarwee Tribe.

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    I'm sure you will enjoy yourselves.

    Here's a couple of links that might make your trip more enjoyable.

    http://www.adventureguide.co.nz/

    http://www.metservice.com/national/home

    Have fun.
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  10. iny46

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