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Old 13-02-2018, 04:01 PM   #3
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Default Re: Trans_NZ_South Island....6. Manapouri to The Catlins (SouthCoast)

CATLINS LOOP 2






Pounawea -> Cannibal Bay -> Nugget Point -> Clydevale -> Gore -> Mandeville -> De Havilland Restorations/ Croydon Aircraft Company -> Owaka Valley -> Pounawea


MAP: https://goo.gl/WLzsYa
Assuming Owaka or Pounawea as a starting point, one can stay anywhere along the route and return-to-base at the end of the day.



As the website proclaims:


***** One of the best kept secrets of the Southland! **********


There is Mandeville...there's a biiig paddock of short-cut grass and a small sign at the roadside....a rusty post with a windsock and a couple of big sheds....a restored steam loco they found in the Mataura River at the end of the runway after it was dumped there over 100 years ago to create a fishing-pond... there's a museum of exquisitely restored DeHavilland aircraft, early NZ aviation artifacts and historic planes....


...AND THEN THERE'S THE RESTORATION WORKSHOP TO WALK THROUGH, GAZE AND ASK QUESTIONS, WATCH PISTONS GETTING CAST AND VALANCED GUARDS HAND-DENGELT INTO THEIR CURVED SHAPES.

The craft, the passion, the art...the store of parts, the tools....and above all: the people doing their work.

No way out: this one gives you a dry mouth and watering eyes. And no, I'm NO aviation buff, but this one knocked my sox off.



Admission is currently $12/ head

http://www.experiencemandeville.com/










Pounawea





-> Cannibal Bay










-> Nugget Point









-> Clydevale-on-the-Clutha








-> Gore








-> Mandeville -> De Havilland Restorations/ Croydon Aircraft Company
































-> Owaka Valley -> Pounawea


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