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- Continental Breakfast
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- Free parking
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... sandwich of chicken, salad, plumb and creamed cheese. Sounds dodgy, but it was lovely. We then saw a sign for old mining village of Waiuta. This was abandoned when the mineshaft collapsed in 1951. This settlement was entirely populated by the people working down or for the mine. So overnight everyone lost their jobs and just walked away, some took their buildings, others nothing. We then made our way to our Campsite in ...
... campsite. It
turns out that Harwoods Hole is actually the biggest vertical shaft in New
Zealand at 176 metres deep. Naturally we took off in the morning on the 45
minute tramp through the forest to take a look.
On the way we came across another signpost to a look-out
point, so took a detour to this to see what it was! After about 10 minutes of
arduous uphill scrambling we came to the end of the path, assuming the lookout
was over ...
... This was immediately followed by a 900 meter ascent over the course of only 2 km. It was steep and strenuous. The calves burned and the glutes seared as we gritted our teeth and pursued up the mountain. We reached Starveall Hut in the early afternoon and took a lunch break. Lunch was good, replenishing. And we needed it. The trail then climbs an additional 350 meters to the summit of Mt Starveall. We climbed from 270 meters to 1,510 meters over the course of a ...
Michi wollte unbedingt Speedboot fahren und nach ei***** Recherche fand er heraus, dass das Angebot am Buller River nicht nur günstiger, sondern auch besser sein sollte als das in Queenstown. Na dann, nichts wie hin. Zuerst ging es über eine Hängebrücke über den Fluss und nach einem kurzen netten Spaziergang hat man die Anlegestelle des Speedboots schon erreicht. Das Wasser des Flusses ist so kristallklar, dass es erscheint als würde das Boot ...
A couple of interesting notes about the area:
1. The Department of Conservation is working to create a predator-free "mainland island" around Lake Rotoiti. They are actively trapping / poisoning /removing all non-native species. These include the usual suspects (rats, stoats, ferrets, ...