Travel Blogs from Methven, New Zealand

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Tramping up Pudding Hill, Pudding Hill Reserve, New Zealand travel blog

Tramping up Pudding Hill

A travel blog entry by lizandkev

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Thanks to our great planning we spent our second day in the van driving back into Christchurch so that we could pick up some food! That done we headed in the direction of Mt Cook. The beauty of NZ for driving compared to Australia is that everything is ...

A Balloon for Breakfast, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

A Balloon for Breakfast

A travel blog entry by scottwoz

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... seen me miss out on many activities and adventures - including getting out and in to the heart of the incredible nature which New Zealand is so renowned for. The decision to drive to Methven was based on a recommendation of an excellent tramping area by ...

Methven - Blown Out, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Methven - Blown Out

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... short siesta before we ventured out to eat and watch the first semi-final of the Rugby World Cup (Australia v New Zealand). There are in fact only two pubs in Methven, imaginatively named 'The Blue Pub' (which is blue) and 'The Brown Pub' (which, as I ...

Taking Our Time in Sleepy Mount Somers, Mount Somers, New Zealand travel blog

Taking Our Time in Sleepy Mount Somers

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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The wide open spaces of the South Island are mind blowing. We cycled for about 30 miles today without coming across a shop. In that time we passed only a few houses and once again there was very little on the road, despite it being an inland main ...

Living The Cyclists Dream Down Under, Glentunnel, New Zealand travel blog

Living The Cyclists Dream Down Under

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... days cycling I can remember. Finally back in the saddle, we started our Kiwi adventure with a day made in heaven. The New Zealand great outdoors immediately won us over, this is one seriously beautiful country. It was not a textbook cycle touring start ...

Ski country, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Ski country

A travel blog entry by tomsontravels

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As we left Christchurch early in the morning the clouds lifted and we were greeted with glorious sunshine. Our route had us heading down the east coast to try and get the best weather and as we hit the coast we were surprised by the sight of huge ...

More Skiing at Mount Hutt, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

More Skiing at Mount Hutt

A travel blog entry by robsworld

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... they had the best snow of all the mountains in the South Island. I didn't take too many photos here, the town of Methven was very strange, a large farming community surrounded the area which gave the town a eerie edge.... Skiing was good WHEN they ...

Road to Erewhon, Mt Sunday, New Zealand travel blog

Road to Erewhon

A travel blog entry by 2totango

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Today was a special treat. Hilary took up out to the O Tu Whanaki basin. A beautiful high country area surrounded by mountains. The Maori used to call it the big food basket when they came up from the coast to hunt and fish there. With multiple ...

NZ Snow, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

NZ Snow

A travel blog entry by jenkins

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Hi all, bit late uploading this - just been to NZ snowboarding for a week.  Had an amazing time - we both loved it over there. Love to all J & J ...

Drunk In Snow, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Drunk In Snow

A travel blog entry by sam.bewitching

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... away from Christchurch in the middle of the Cantebury Plains, and at the foot of the Southern Alps... The only really flat part of New Zealand, well apart from Mt Hutt it is anyway!!! There is really only one reason people come to Methven, and its not for ...

Springtime Skiing, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Springtime Skiing

A travel blog entry by ruairioc

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The drive up to Methven where we were staying was wonderfully scenic passing the Raikaka Gorge with the bluest ice melted water you've ever seen. Unfortunately the first day we were supposed to ski was cancelled due to the strongest gale force winds ...

BBQ, Methven, United Kingdom travel blog

BBQ

A travel blog entry by marknmhairi

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Well here are the photo's from the bbq!  Thank you all for coming , hope everyone had a fab time.  We really enjoyed it and the weather stayed nice!! It seems we weren't the only ones having fun last night, we appear to have a drunken pup this ...

Methven, New Zealand, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Methven, New Zealand

A travel blog entry by thebarnabybear

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All three travellers were extremely excited about their next escapade. They were driving to Methven, near Mount Hutt, to go skiing for three days. On the first morning, after hiring boots, skies and acquiring ski passes, they were informed that the ...

Driving on through central South Island, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Driving on through central South Island

A travel blog entry by vblowry2000

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... ; We're going to try and see more of them in the North Island. After leaving Edoras we headed on through Mount Hutt and reached Methven about 4pm.  Methven is quite big for a small town and has lots of pubs, shops and restaurants.  We ...

Mental Methven, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Mental Methven

A travel blog entry by me_theresa

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... .  At the hostel we chose the lady was adamant that we needed a BBH card each in order to get discounted bed rates around New Zealand.  We decided she was right so we bought them. The good thing about the Methven off season was that we had a ...

An Amazing Place, Mount Somers, New Zealand travel blog

An Amazing Place

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... table set for our evening meal. We were shown to our rooms which had been organised up in the newly built roof. The smell of new wood was wonderful and the view from the windows was of Mt. Somers. We had a superb evening, starting with some BBQ food and ...

Snowbaording Dudettes, Mt Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Snowbaording Dudettes

A travel blog entry by ness_knibbs

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Snowbarding has been organised now for a couple of weeks and at the start of the week we had what we'd been hoping for- a good covering of snow. Most of Christchurch had snow on the ground and most schools were closed, just 1 hr south of here had the ...

Back to methven, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Back to methven

A travel blog entry by chezgra

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Decided to go back inland today to where james was skiing to do a walk along the gorge. this turned out to be a great decision and the walk was well worth ...

Leaving the devastation behind, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Leaving the devastation behind

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

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... over the mountains and river. We sat by the river for a while and thought it was nice to get a glimpse of New Zealand's beautiful countryside, especially today as the weather was absolutely gorgeous. At this point we remembered why we came to New Zealand ...

Rakaia Gorge, Rakaia Gorge, New Zealand travel blog

Rakaia Gorge

A travel blog entry by max_moo

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It was toasty warm today, well hot!! Trip to Rakaia Gorge. We ventured out in the car and once out of the grid system of the city it was one long straight road. Amazing how little traffic there was once you're out of the city. Easy driving, well ...

Road Trip 3: Lake Tekapo, Methven, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Road Trip 3: Lake Tekapo, Methven

A travel blog entry by em_n_abs

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Wilderness Prepration, Rakaia Gorge, New Zealand travel blog

Wilderness Prepration

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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About Distance 89km Average speed 17.2km/hr (Hannah cycle computer).   After a couple of stops at bike shops, who were varying levels of helpful, we sped out of town. Our bikes bulged with food, water and excess stuff as we believed we were ...

Mt Hutt, Mt Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Hutt

A travel blog entry by allyandkirsten

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We visited the ski field at Mount Hutt in the Southern Alps. The snow was awesome as was the ...

Rakaia Gorge Jet Boat Tour, Rakaia Gorge, New Zealand travel blog

Rakaia Gorge Jet Boat Tour

A travel blog entry by life-at-kiwis

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Um rechzeitig zu meiner gebuchten Jet Boat Tour in der "Rakaia Gorge" zu sein, habe ich "Christchurch" bereits um 7 Uhr in der Früh verlassen. Der noch leicht bewölkte Himmel klarte während der gut eineinhalbstündigen Fahrt zunehmend auf, sodass ich ...

Arthurs Pass, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Arthurs Pass

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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... on. The views were fabulous and words cannot describe the scenery, or they probably could if only I had a better vocabulary. In New Zealand they only have one word to describe anything……awesome. Helen and Tony set each other a challenge when ...

Friends, Family and Food, Methven, New Zealand travel blog

Friends, Family and Food

A travel blog entry by stubbington1

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... outside of) and as you can probably see by all the map pins we've been quite busy in the last few weeks! We are now in Methven in New Zealand but we'll get to that soon enough... Our last few days in Nepal were spent in the same place as our first few ...

AY CARAMBA!!, Springfield, New Zealand travel blog

AY CARAMBA!!

A travel blog entry by neuseeland2007

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16.07.07 Unser Experiental Travel hat den Hoehepunkt erreicht. Wir mit den Simpsons auf der Titelseite der "New Zealand Press" (auflagenstaerkste Zeitung Neuseelands; NZ Newspaper of The Year 2006/2007) 14.07.07 Wir sind einen Tag vor dem grossen ...

Mount Cook, Mount Cook, New Zealand travel blog

Mount Cook

A travel blog entry by chezgra

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Lucky again this morning, awoke to sun and blue sky with wonderful views over the mountains. After breakfast we drove down to Mount Cook centre. We had decided to do the four hour Hooker Valley Walk, a must do here. This turned out to be a great walk, ...

Just Pictures for now, Springfield, New Zealand travel blog

Just Pictures for now

A travel blog entry by theroad2

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Mt Hutt.. and another week, Mt Hutt, New Zealand travel blog

Mt Hutt.. and another week

A travel blog entry by marcmsm

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... 80km from Christchurch and is a winter ski resort.. Well huge mountain with loads of ski slopes. We took a look in the local town Methven which was dead... half waiting for a tumble weed to blow through it... And you can see its very much a winter place. ...

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