We went to Erehwon Station (Nowhere spelt backwards) a couple of years ago but as you can see by the photos later in the post we didn’t see much as the weather got worse the more inland we traveled.
When we left the camp at Nelson Creek (see post) the morning was misty with low cloud and drizzle.
LAKE SUMNER – Off the Beaten Track to… Lake Sumner Lake Sumner is in the Lake Sumner Forest Park as are other lakes such as Loch Katrine and Lake Taylor.
LOCK KATRINE We were on our way to Lake Sumner and planning to stay at Lake Taylor for the night.
This post carries on from Part One (Rainbow Road), there was just too much to see and too many photo opportunities for one post!
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…
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…
If you are in the Omarama area make sure to visit the amazing Clay Cliffs scenic reserve.
As well as Labour day on Monday we took Friday off, so a four day weekend – great!!
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…