Travel Blogs from Murchison
Picton 10/10/2013 Da uns das Wetter auf der Nordinsel langsam zu blöd wurde, beschlossen wir einfach frühzeitig auf die Südinsel zu fahren. Wie sich herausstellte, war das definitiv die richtige Entscheidung, da wir gleich einen Job fanden :) Um 13:30 ging die Fähre von Wellington nach Picton, im Ferryterminal dann das nä …
... us up after about 2 kms and we travelled together for much of the rest of the day. At times where the track was particularly rough or steep, Andy and Mike took turns with my pack to enable me to tackle the track more easily. Another brush with a wasp nest gained Andy two stings, but the rest of us made it back to the vehicles sting free. Six and a half hours for the day, the body battered and tired, but I made the hut and return trip thanks to the ...
After about two hours of continuous climbing, we emerged above the tree line to an open ridge. As soon as we reached the top and the spectacular views, Natalie exclaimed: "Wow, that was worth it!".
We made our way across the alpine tussock to Bushline Hut (an 8-bed DOC hut) at the far side of the ridge. This was our lunch stop. The views of Lake Rotoiti ...
... all started.
We will also always remember this as the night Doug saved his mom's life. Literally, no joke. Thank goodness for the Heimlich Manoeuvre and Doug being calm under pressure!
The departure time of our ferry to Wellington had changed since we'd booked it so we were able set off a bit later than planned. This gave us time to see the animals being fed/feed the animals. As well as those we’d seen the previous night, there was also a big pig, a deer and a load of tiny chicks (only 5 days old), who were being taken out of the hen shelter for the first time by their mum – very cute.
How has this ranch rated in the past?
- Free parking
- Pets allowed