Rainbow Station Road – Part 1 – St Arnaud to Island Saddle

The Rainbow Road was built in the 1950s when electricity pylons were installed to supply power to the Nelson and Buller regions.  The road runs from St Arnaud (the main gateway to the Upper Wairau Valley) through to Hanmer Springs in North Canterbury (134km north of Christchurch). Rainbow Station including the private formed roads and…

Acheron Road (Molesworth Station Road)

For a long time we wanted to travel from Blenhiem to Hanmer Spring via the Molesworth Station Road (and the Rainbow Station road – see post soon). We always seemed to be in that area at the wrong times,  the Kaikoura  earthquake, the road closed due to bad weather or we had the dogs with…

Macaulay Hut

A few years ago we went on very interesting trip to the Macaulay Hut in the Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park. This hut is 17km up the Macaulay River and access is by 4WD vehicles, walking or mountain biking. Cross the Macaulay River at the ford and look out for the DOC signs on the riverbed directing…