Maruia River Lodge

State Highway 65 Paenga, Murchison, South Island, 7191, New Zealand | Lodge
 

Travel Blogs from Murchison

Wheel Creek - the hard yards

A travel blog entry by andygailtravel

14

... the track proper and were probably a bit complacent as it was not long before we stumbled across a wasp nest and Mike suffered four stings. It was a quick scramble out of the area and a keen eye watching for further nests. As there was no track, we also had to make sure we followed the markers, which were plentiful, a mixture of orange doc markers and pink or orange ribbons. I actually thought I was going quite well, keeping up with Wade & Dion ...

Richmond Alpine Track

A travel blog entry by neil.scannell

60

... gates). He 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 of the Wakefield Hotel. The place looked run down, but the price couldn't be beat! The place was filled with cool pictures of what it used to look like in its golden years. There was a cool café just ...

Left Wanaka ...up to Franz Josef

A travel blog entry by janeandscott

1
12

... and we were peering around at the various mining relics in the middle of the forest when a noise gave us a fright but it was only a massive mountain ram with wide long horns ...luckily he took a look and ran off and his friend followed him. The gold mining is still a local industry but now it's open caste mining with huge machinery. Staying in the Lantern Court Motel it's seen better days but I'm not sure when those days ...

Murchison

A travel blog entry by victoriakd

9

... couple. Got huge points from me and megs straight away because you got free homemade cake and sweets on your pillow! :) The next morning we headed to Buller Gorge. Once you crossed the swing bridge over the gorge there were some great walks which really took you off track. One walk took you to the falls which was nice to look at. After the walk we made our way back to the gorge and instead of going back over ...

Owen River-Murchison

A travel blog entry by gojencarr

1
43

... have weighed 4 pounds or more. She got excited and over-reacted, falling back to bait fishing ways and started to try to real in the fish rather than letting it take the line. So unfortunately she practiced "catch-release" a little early as our British friend John would say :). A few minutes later I had one on and was able to land a nice 2 Pound brown trout. Peter gave me the fly that I caught him on, a tradition when you catch your first. ...

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