Travel Blogs from St. Arnaud, New Zealand

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Mounting Isobel before a relaxing spa, Kawatiri, New Zealand travel blog

Mounting Isobel before a relaxing spa

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... of Mt Isobel I think it is only 1300m but still it’s a good bit of exercise in the snow which turns tramping into a whole new ball game. We descended at maximum speed we had a few near misses I slipped over at one point but that was nowhere near as ...

Animal Farm Fun, St. Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Animal Farm Fun

A travel blog entry by pollyandmikey

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... it, a great Sunday hour. The rest of the day was pretty straight forward.  We followed a rolling gorge before turning off for St Arnaud where the valley opened up and we enjoyed some glorious flat roads.  It was again a change of scenery and the ...

Go West!, Kawatiri Junction, New Zealand travel blog

Go West!

A travel blog entry by thelees

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Life is peaceful there... in the open ...

St-Arnaud The Upper South Island, St-Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

St-Arnaud The Upper South Island

A travel blog entry by timandmary

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... cars arrived and we started talking to a couple. They grew up near by and told us most tourist miss this spot. Like other New Zealander's, they wanted to know where we were from and if we were enjoying ourselves. They were so friendly and told us that ...

the Angelus Circuit - Day 1, Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand travel blog

the Angelus Circuit - Day 1

A travel blog entry by jennandpaul

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Decent weather for the first day of our 3-day 2-night hike.  Only started raining at the very end of our third hour.  We hiked along the lake to the aptly named Lakehead hut.  Tomorrow we head ...

the Angelus Circuit - Day 2, Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand travel blog

the Angelus Circuit - Day 2

A travel blog entry by jennandpaul

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... out trails calf deep in water the entire day.  The theme of the day was up - and we did indeed climb over 1km in our 6 hour day.  We were totally rewarded however with a brand new hut to sleep in and veg curry on rice for dinner. ...

Lake Rotoiti, St. Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Rotoiti

A travel blog entry by eandx

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... a mere twenty metres, meaning the road is submerged by Whitewater. Oh well, we were safe. Stopped at a small park to cross New Zealand's largest swing bridge and get the first taste of Goldmining. Most of the towns/villages on the West of the South ...

Rain in Nelson Lakes NP, St. Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Rain in Nelson Lakes NP

A travel blog entry by garyandjenny

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As we descended the valley to the shore of lake Rotoiti (part of Nelson Lakes national park) the weather got worse again. So we ended up making dinner sheltering from the cold and rain. The next morning it was still cold and raining when we got up, so ...

Another blank, Lake Rotoroa, New Zealand travel blog

Another blank

A travel blog entry by paulleck1975

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Glacial Lakes, Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand travel blog

Glacial Lakes

A travel blog entry by missiaaron

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... drive up to Blenhiem.  A quick, roadside lunch later and we were driving past the Wairau River and New Zealand's largest wine producing area.  Gorgeous country!  Our stop for the night was Lake Rotoiti, a picturesque glacial ...

No Need For Wet Weather Gear!!, St. Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

No Need For Wet Weather Gear!!

A travel blog entry by sarahandaaron

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... but it's quite and beautiful. The backpackers we stayed at was nice and we dipped our sore bodies in the hot tub as we watched the sunset over the mountains and got chewed on by sandflies. New Zealand would be paradise if it wasn't for the damn ...

Day 210: Angelus to Lakehead Hut, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Day 210: Angelus to Lakehead Hut

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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... to avoid an ankle-deep fording of the stream and reach the hut a couple of hours before dusk. The hut system in New Zealand is a beautiful thing. Many huts were mere shacks, with dust floors and baggy hammock bunks, erected by hunters. Skiers and ...

Traipsing around the Sound, Queen Charlotte, New Zealand travel blog

Traipsing around the Sound

A travel blog entry by dinosaurhead

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... cloud seeing very little. The hostel that I had booked was closed when I arrived and I spent the night in another playing a 1984 New Zealand edition Trivial Pursuit with 4 Germans. Surreal! So on Day 4 I walked off the track and returned to Picton. The ...

5 dniowy treking w Nelson Lakes National Park, Saint Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

5 dniowy treking w Nelson Lakes National Park

A travel blog entry by camer

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... , tym razem on zostal. Po pol godz zatrzymal sie inny farmer z Mattem w srodku. Tym razem mielismy podwozke do samego st arnoud. Po 2h jazdy poszlismy do DOCu, zeby dowiedziec sie ostatnich szczegolow. Plan byl taki, zeby znalezc w miasteczku tani hostel, ...

Day 208: Nelson Lakes National Park, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Day 208: Nelson Lakes National Park

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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... four-day/three-night trek. It only takes an hour to reach the hut at 1400m. It's hardly far from civilisation (The lights of St Arnaud can be seen from the ridge) but Bushline Hut is fine real estate, perched beside a beech copse where the treeline ends, ...

__15____Pride of the South____, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

__15____Pride of the South____

A travel blog entry by intothewild02

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... ; still NZ, but a different pace and different feel.  we drove along the northern coast over to the city of Nelson then on down to St Arnaud to find a man i've never met. you see, a year or so ago, my good friend liz set out on her own to travel ...

Picton to Kawatiri, Kawatiri, New Zealand travel blog

Picton to Kawatiri

A travel blog entry by mattandnic

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  Not long after leaving port in Wellington the weather was picking up and the sun was beginning to shine for what seemed like the first time in days. Crossing the Cook Strait was pretty uneventful, and not even too rough, but entering the ...

Traverse - Sabine circuit, St. Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Traverse - Sabine circuit

A travel blog entry by gouda

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... mal à comprendre son accent... On essaie pendant 20 minutes, puis on abandonne et continuent le trajet en silence. J'arrive à Saint-Arnaud. Je dois encore aller sur internet pour réserver un campervan pour la semaine à suivre et également voir quel ...

Day 209: Bushline to Angelus Hut, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Day 209: Bushline to Angelus Hut

A travel blog entry by williampotter

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A strip of deep red indicates the dawn above St Arnaud. Frost sparkles on the tussock. A pair of kea squawk and fly through the valley. I set off in no particular hurry through a copse and along the Pinchgut Track. The gravelled path soon reaches above ...

Nelson Lakes, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Nelson Lakes

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... Rentner, der leicht schwerhoerig war. Und die letzten 90km haben mich dann zwei Frauen (Mutter und Tochter aus Wellington) nach St Arnaud mitgenommen. Wer aufgepasst hat, merkt, dass ich bisher noch von keinem Touristen mitgenommen wurde, sondern nur von ...

Lake Angelus, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Lake Angelus

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... 6h geschafft:-) Die Angelus Huette am Lake Angelus ist eine der beliebtesten Huetten in Neuseeland, man kann hier von St. Arnaud aus in einem Tag hinwandern und zurueck oder uebernachten. An meinem Geburtstag hatten hier mindestens 24 Leute in der 16 ...

Richmond Alpine Track, St. Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Richmond Alpine Track

A travel blog entry by neil.scannell

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... told us that all the pine trees we saw being logged on the drive were entirely California Pine. Apparently they grow extremely well in New Zealand due to the temperate climate. From planting to felling, it is only 25 years! Kevin dropped us off in front ...

Back to St Arnaud, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Back to St Arnaud

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... Seite der Cook Strasse war es allerdings bewoelkt und nicht mehr so schoen (oder heiss). Gruss Ralf P.S. Fun Fact In 1908 New Zealand reached 1 million population, in 1952 2 million were reached, 1973 3 million were reached and in 2003 4 million ...

Arrghh Earthquake, Abel Tasman NP, New Zealand travel blog

Arrghh Earthquake

A travel blog entry by nic

Not too much to report since last entry. Most of the time has been spent in transit, either sitting on ferry or driving through very scenic mountain roads. We are currently staying on a kind of farm near the National Park, preparing ourselves for a walk ...

Durch den Regen ins Hochgebirge, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Durch den Regen ins Hochgebirge

A travel blog entry by katja77

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7.1.14 Nelson - St Arnaud 89 km Der Tag begann bewölkt, aber trocken. Doch das sollte sich schon bald ändern. Peter und ich sind heute zusammen losgefahren. Schon nach einer Stunde setzte Regen ein. Und das sollte dann auch so bleiben, bis zum Ende ...

Happy Birthday! :-), St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Happy Birthday! :-)

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... Wanderwege, von der Blue Lake Huette kann man via Lake Constance nach Sueden in den naechsten NP wandern (Lewis Pass NP), zum St. James Walkway. Oder man kann nach Westen ueber einen Sattel in das D'Urville Tal wandern. Ich bin aber wieder bergab zum ...

Testing my limits, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Testing my limits

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... nur 22km Distanz - und insgesamt mehr als 1500m Anstieg und 1000m Abstieg hatte ich die Huette erreicht, noch etwas gegessen und mich hingelegt:-) Gruss Ralf P.S. Fun Fact New Zealand has three official languages, English, Maori and Sign ...

Nelson Lakes bis West Coast, St. Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

Nelson Lakes bis West Coast

A travel blog entry by ilikebirds

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... Jo sich entschied eine halbe Stunde mit dem Kayak auf dem See herum zu paddeln, lief ich zum 5 Minuten entfernten Dairy im Örtchen St. Arnaud um Milch zu kaufen. Abends mussten wir uns ganz fest in unsere Decken kuscheln, denn zum ersten Mal wurde es ...

The Traverse-Sabine Circuit, St Arnaud, New Zealand travel blog

The Traverse-Sabine Circuit

A travel blog entry by schwate

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... (und ich zaehle mich jetzt auch dazu:-). Unter den 30% Touristen sind allerdings die Haelfte Deutsche... Gruss Ralf P.S. Fun Fact New Zealand had 1.765 million employees in 2006, 843,250 of them working in companies with at least 100 ...

Day 7 of the adventure, Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand travel blog

Day 7 of the adventure

A travel blog entry by phil_in_nz

Even though we definitely would have deserved to sleep in the next day it wasn't going to happen, as this was supposed to be our longest day yet, regarding the distance AND time. Our plan was to start early in the morning and walk 3 hours down ...

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