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Jul 17, 2009 - Hokitika

It rained a lot last night and was still going strong the next morning, but after getting a little frustrated at the wait decided to carry on regardless. Once again I had the track to myself and I paid a visit to the Oparara Arch, the largest of the two arches in the reserve and more of a tunnel in my opinion. High and long it certainly is and definitely worth a look, and then it was on towards the smaller Moria Gate Arch which lives up to its name and is a natural bridge as much as anything else. The walk through the forest to get there...

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Where's Malcolm?

Jul 16, 2009 - Oparara

Today became a little eventful but started out well enough as I headed north. After actually bothering to read the guidebook for a change (after over 2 years travelling reading guidebooks does become a chore, much better to speak to people) I decided that a trip up north to the Oparara basin would be worth a visit as the Lonely Planet book raved about the Basin's limestone arches , so off I went. The trip up north was punctuated with a stop at Punakaiki for a look at the 'famous' pancake rocks which are formed from layered limestone,...

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Where's Malcolm?

Apr 8, 2007 - Travel to South Island & Abel Tasmans National Park

This was an early start we had to meet the bus at 7:00am to get on the ferry to the south Island at 8:45. We got off the ferry in Picton and headed for Abel Tasman National Park via the famous Malborough Vineyard area, Nelson and Motueka. We stayed in cabins at Old MacDonalds farm. In the evening we went to the onsite cafe which was more of a food stand with outdoor tables and small fires in barells for food and drink, followed by a local pub which had a live band. Walking back from the pub was interesting as it was pitch black apart from a...

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Mark's Trip 2007



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