Monthly Archives: January 2013

South Island road trip – Milford Sound and Fiordland

There really isn’t anyway to describe the awe inspiring beauty of Fiordland and the Milford Sound area.  Photos cannot capture the huge cliffs and crags so I didn’t even try – I leave that to Peter Jackson and the Lord … Continue reading

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South Island road trip – Hawkdun mountains

There is something special about a dawn in the Hawkduns.  I headed out very early and travelled into the hills, crossing two streams and found myself at the back of Falls Dam where some hardy fishermen have established a camp.

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South Island road trip – Middlemarch area

I love Otago!  The big open skies, the rough rocky land, even the gale force winds that blow through.  The region also has historic little towns that are these days becoming quite the tourist attraction – especially now that the … Continue reading

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South Island road trip – Otago

As I moved through Otago,  there were some unexpected moments that caught my eye; A hungry calf separated from its mother, A young  shepherd training her pack of dogs ahead of the next big muster, A goat farm on top … Continue reading

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South Island Road Trip – Tekapo

In the central South Island there is a sparse, dry golden land known as the McKenzie Country.  From late November to late December, the lupins bloom, the sun shines and the evening shadows make for the most beautiful scenery.  I … Continue reading

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South Island road trip – Castle Hill

A little way along Arthur’s Pass, there is a wonderfully intriguing area of enormous rocks that have been exposed over millenniums of weathering.  These huge outcrops and boulders seem, to me, to have gathered an almost ‘animus’ presence along with … Continue reading

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South Island road trip – Canterbury high country

For the next major stop I  based myself at the Springfield domain .. a public sports ground and campground at the start to Arthurs Pass. This is the major crossing over the mountains to the South Island’s West Coast.  These … Continue reading

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