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Entlang der Southern Alps

Der erste Stopp Waren heute die Sharplin Falls, die wir nach einer halbstündigen Wanderung erreicht hatten. Zurück am Parkplatz war Milo von der ersten Wanderung des Tages ganz k.o. Nach weiteren Kilometern Fahrt ging es über einen Schotterweg und durch eine...

permalink written by  hmm on October 18, 2013 from Fairlie, New Zealand
from the travel blog: HmM Neuseeland 2013



Mt Cook

This is the closest my map would go to My Cook, its a bit inland from here... Anyway...We drove out to Mt Cook Nt Park which is basically the highest Mountain in NZ and is the centre piece of the Southern Alps, We didn't climb it ! we just did a walk through a pass across a few rope...

permalink written by  tomrendell on February 21, 2007 from Fairlie, New Zealand
from the travel blog: New Zealand



Day 15: Ashburton to Fairlie

At last, we leave the horrible Highway 1 and head into the foothills of the alps, through the pretty town of Geraldine and on to Fairlie. Claud and I contemplate the hills ahead. There are some pretty testing climbs and, combined with headwinds, they make for tough cycling into and out of...

permalink written by  John and Claud on February 3, 2007 from Fairlie, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Cape Reinga to Bluff



Day 16: Fairlie to Twizel

"In the heat of summer, the high altitude, sun-baked MacKenzie Basin can make for harsh cycling. Even the cans by the roadside are roasted back to bare aluminium." I decide to plug Claud's ears with a spare pair of socks, so that he cannot hear me read this particular passage from the guidebook,...

permalink written by  John and Claud on February 3, 2007 from Fairlie, New Zealand
from the travel blog: Cape Reinga to Bluff



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