Travel Blogs from Rakaia, New Zealand

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Our last day with Camilla, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Our last day with Camilla

A travel blog entry by tony-helen

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OUR BLOG Today we travelled from Timaru to Rakaia, which only leaves us 60kms to Christchurch airport tomorrow. We could not decide if we wanted to come to Rakaia or to Ashburton to camp tonight but this part of the road on the East Coast is very similar ...

'The Waterfield's last day...', Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

'The Waterfield's last day...'

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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... doing so, but we’re all so chatty and having a great laugh, that time is irrelevant.  We decide to get Jenny a new electrical ‘Whizz stick’  for her soup as hers looks a little sorry for itself, and I’ve given her the ...

Chur to the CHUUUUUUUR, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Chur to the CHUUUUUUUR

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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... a roofer, I have never seen someone from the Roberts family so tanned!! The locals are out in force tonight, it’s crazy in Rakaia pub! That is a sentence I never thought I would say. After a few hours Rhi and I hatched a plan to keep the party ...

‘A family affair…’, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

‘A family affair…’

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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We checked out from the backpackers for 10a.m. and after a trip to McDonalds that I’d rather never repeat, we got home to a very smart looking mum and Jenny.  They’re off to the coast today to a small French colony the other side of ...

Christmas day, kiwi-style, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Christmas day, kiwi-style

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

This morning was an early start with my stupid time-difference-confused mind actually telling Dad to call me at 7am!! Whoops, sorry for that one Kiri. All up, dressed and greeted by a lovely morning spread courtesy of Jenny.  First on the cards was ...

can't talk, gotta drive my fork lift!, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

can't talk, gotta drive my fork lift!

A travel blog entry by miss_clay

Howdy Folks! Bit of an adventure getting up here to rakaia ... SUPPOSED to be a 45 minute bus ride. That is if the bus driver doesn't forget to stop in Rakaia! Yeah, so the bus driver drives through Rakaia and I"m thinking "he's gonna stop, he's ...

‘The city and the Yokels…’, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

‘The city and the Yokels…’

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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... for the last few days, but alas it’s not open until 8:30 and Helen and I have bigger fish to fry in the form of Rakaia pub! We dashed back and got changed to go the pub.  Jenny joked that we should actually be dressing down to go. It’s a ...

A day in the Life of Farmer Clay, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

A day in the Life of Farmer Clay

A travel blog entry by miss_clay

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Howdy Folks, I'm still here on the farm in Rakaia ... happy as a pig in shit! I am still spinning like a mad-man, still driving the fork lift and doing my farmer thang! Did some sheep moving the other day ... sheep are amazingly easy to move! Andi ...

‘Rakaia, Op-Shopping and Methven (again!), Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

‘Rakaia, Op-Shopping and Methven (again!)

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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... how windy it was up there  - snow drifts off the peaks with the wind gusting.  So, a wee ticky tour of Rakaia instead. It seems I misjudged this place last time I was here, thinking it was all dairy farms and missing teeth… it’s ...

'Family reuninions...', Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

'Family reuninions...'

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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We begrudgingly set off from Jacksons Retreat towards Christchurch taking the route through Arthurs pass national park.  On the map, it doesn’t look that far.  “Just over the hill”, said the nice man in the campsite. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Rakaia River Campsite, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Rakaia River Campsite

A travel blog entry by mktravels

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... a new second hand fishing rod, while K poked around the Ashford spinning wheel factory.   Highlight was the flooded Rakaia River and news that we should proceed with caution due to the many road closures and demolished bridges due to heavy ...

'Back to the family...', Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

'Back to the family...'

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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... back that it’s getting a bit too late to call into our favourite café in Methven, so we plough on through to Rakaia. Whoa, how the landscape is differing from this morning.  Going from feeling like your surrounded by giants, to not being able ...

Back to the family, again, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Back to the family, again

A travel blog entry by nias-adventures

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... the ever-smiling Dewi and Jenny. So lovely to see them both again. We have a nice catch up in the car on the way back to Rakaia, they’ve both been so busy since I last saw them, and now are finally on a short break before hurtling off to the UK for ...

Farewell Lulu, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Farewell Lulu

A travel blog entry by miss_clay

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... ... my birhtday is coming up .... hint hint!! Was a fun day. I helped work the "Black and Colored Sheep Association of New Zealand" booth. Was awesome. The next day I went with Andrew (one of Margaret and Jim's sons') and drove through the Rakaia ...

Rakaia, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Rakaia

A travel blog entry by sherwoodforest

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... a guy in a pub in Tekapo, as usual - one of the foul-mouthed locals, actually) that the ocean salmon were running up the Rakaia River ("...under the bridge down the dirt road behind the police station...", all the directions you need in NZ).  When we ...

Hike Fail, Rakaia Gorge, New Zealand travel blog

Hike Fail

A travel blog entry by stevelobo

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... some places that were easily accessible (and by NZ terms, this means a little bit of work) and close-ish to home. We settled on Rakaia, since Steve could fish and we could go on a hike (to avoid the gym). The drive out was beautiful as usual. Fall ...

Tocht naar noorden, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Tocht naar noorden

A travel blog entry by nemonema

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... hebben we een lekkere zelfgemaakte chocomelk gaan drinken. Het weer is minder en frisser. Het bleef tot aan ons verblijf in rakaia grijs en miezerig. Aangekomen in ons verblijf wachtte ons de leyke taak om se camper leeg te maken en zlles terug in te ...

Oproep aan al onze volgers, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Oproep aan al onze volgers

A travel blog entry by nemonema

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Hallo iedereen. Kia ora! Het loopt op zijn laatste beentjes onze fantastische reis. Van velen kregen we zeer leuke reacties en feedback op onze reisblog. Het zou fijn zijn voor ons dat iedereen die ons volgde even zijn naam ( en korte reactie, maar dat ...

Tui, dam Tui, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Tui, dam Tui

A travel blog entry by shaneomac

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Ate a whole chicken with Dan for lunch. I do love stuffing. Didn't go rafting so went for a run instead. Dan has clearly kept up his fitness well. He destroyed me. Good BBQ afterwards. Then we played the Tui drinking game. Basically each Tui has a ...

In The Garden, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

In The Garden

A travel blog entry by mitchnsue

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... towards Christchurch, the winds increased again. This does make driving very difficult in this van. We stopped earlier than planned in Rakaia. We were in a commercial park again due to the heater. Rakaia is on a river known for its salmon fishing. ...

Dag 2 & 3: Seoul, Auckland, Christchurch, Raka, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Dag 2 & 3: Seoul, Auckland, Christchurch, Raka

A travel blog entry by knutsch

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... SIM kaart met een lokaal Nieuw Zeelands nummer gekocht en weer door security in naar het vliegtuig. We vlogen dit keer Air New Zealand en hebben het geniale "welcome to middle earth" veiligheid instructie filmpje in het vliegtuig gezien. We wisten beide ...

Jul 18, 2013, Rakaia Huts, New Zealand travel blog

Jul 18, 2013

A travel blog entry by misswatsonnz

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Thou shalt not

Thou shalt not "Arthur's" pass

A travel blog entry by laney182

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... from the last entry Josh, Jord (monkey) and Hayley picked me up from CHC airport and off we went into the middle of nowhere, Rakaia, and when I say middle of nowhere I'm not lying. The nearest town is about 15Km away there is no internet here and at the ...

Day Two, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Day Two

A travel blog entry by ricki958

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... we're not confident in identifying.  Even overtook a tractor or two! (the only things slower on the roads than we are). Rakaia Gorge Campgrounds is a delightful little place with soft grass and stacks of space - so much, in fact, that we spent a ...

Arthur's Pass, Rakaia, Nieuw-Zeeland travel blog

Arthur's Pass

A travel blog entry by petermoorman

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... de blog. We zijn wederom voor een driedaagse trip op pad. Ditmaal willen we de westkant (midden) van het zuidereiland verkennen. In Rakaia hebben we Daan en zijn vriendin Rubi opgezocht. Daan is een zoon van onze vrienden Ben en Marga. Hij reist al twee ...

The Real New Zealand Experience, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

The Real New Zealand Experience

A travel blog entry by billoco

... bumpy, muddy and waterlogged fields, drove a tractor, herded cattle and even helped deliver calves into the world. I also experienced New Zealand's worst snowstorm for 50 years while at the farm, which meant we had to move cows to more sheltered fields ...

Cantering around Canterbury, Rakaia, New Zealand travel blog

Cantering around Canterbury

A travel blog entry by keithandcaz

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... are staying in Rakaia, which is about half an hour’s drive from the gorge and about an hour from Christchurch.  The Rakaia river is famous for salmon and we stopped in at the salmon centre visitor attraction (the building is in the shape of a ...

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