On the way to Lake Heron, Lake Clearwater and Erehwon Station we called in at the Hakatere Station historic buildings in the Ashburton lakes area. The historic building were once at the heart of life in the Ashburton Gorge.
LIMESTONE QUARRY – BURNETT QUARRY RESERVE Heading back to Mt Somers from the Ashburton lakes we noticed a small bridge and sign on the side of the road and stopped to investigate. It was a small reserve with a Limestone cottage well worth a visit.
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…