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Mar 11, 2006 - Rangitata river rafting.

 One of our 'must do's' for New Zealand was a rafting trip and after reading up on it, it was recommended that the rangitata river was the place to do this. This is graded up to 'V' which means that it is close to 'unraftable' (ooooh, we're so extreme!!). So off we went to a lovely lodge in the middle of the Peel Forest (which seemed like the middle of nowhere!). We were kitted up in all the gear, fed and then set off for our adventure. The first 30 minutes or so is completely flat, where we learned all the required techniques 'hold on, get...

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Jan 4, 2005 - Rain, rain go away ... Fox to Arthurs Pass

We woke up this morning to a complete and total washout, the promising weather we had experienced on our journey to Fox had changed overnight into a total downpour meaning our heli-hike up to the Glacier had to be cancelled. V.disappointed, but decided to go on an adventure day instead. We found ourselves in the small gold mining town of Ross on the West Coast (along with 2 other visitors ... in the rain). We walked along the old water sluice No.1 path through the hills and back to the camper, stopping off at an old miners cottage just when...

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