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Old 09-12-2018, 12:54 PM   #26
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Some exceptional aerials there from the Skippers road, woww!
Stunning shots!!

I bet it wasn't much fun running the Skippers road just after the grader has left all the soft crap everywhere. Not the best road to goof around on at any time...
more stunning stuff from Lake Hawea.
There's a great spot along the northern shore of the lake. (camp, shade, water, toilets etc)
Kidds Bush https://goo.gl/oYisoX
Info: https://goo.gl/4fQJto
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Old 09-12-2018, 03:04 PM   #27
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more stunning stuff from Lake Hawea.
It was just magical there. There lake was like a mirror when we arrived, and it was only after I took those photos that a boat went past and started a string of ripples which didn't subside for probably half an hour, then it was knockoff time, and lots of locals were taking their boats out for a bit of an after work fish.
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Old 10-12-2018, 07:43 AM   #28
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Day 10 Lake Hawea to Franz Josef

Another sunny day with clear skies. Boy New Zealand is Monotonous !

Headed north past Lake Wanaka.





A stop at Ship Creek. This place interestingly got its name because part of the wooden hull of a shipwreck was found washed ashore in the area at various times between the 1870s and 1920s. The pieces of hull was discovered to have been from a ship which had been shipwrecked in 1855 on the “Shipwreck Coast”.. the rocky coast of western Victoria, and those parts of hull had then floated over 2000km in ocean currents to this place.





Lots of roadworks along the coast here. This part of NZ received a deluge of rain on Day 4 of our trip when we were in Dunedin. Some parts of the coast here received over 100mm of rain in a few hours. This caused quite a bit of road damage and landslides, so there were a few slow spots where we had to wait for traffic signals. These hightech signals were great, with a countdown timer to give you an idea how much longer you will be waiting before the light turns green.



We found our accommodation in a motel room at a backpacker lodge in Franz Josef. We had booked to go on a helicopter flight up to the glacier, and it was a lovely sunny day, but at the exact wrong time, low level clouds formed in the valley leading up to the glaciers, and the helicopters were grounded, so, we had to console ourselves over a chicken parmagiana and an IPA
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Old 11-12-2018, 08:18 AM   #29
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Day 11 Franz Josef to Reefton

First stop this morning is down to the carpark from where it is possible to hike up to the Franz Josef glacier. We hike the shortest distance necessary to get the obligatory photo.



Next stop this morning is at HariHari. In a small building on the roadside is housed a replica of the biplane flown here by Guy Menzies. In 1931, at the age of 21, Guy Menzies flew solo across the tasman in terrible weather, leaving Mascot airfield in NSW in the early hours and crash-landing in a swamp near HariHari on the west coast of NZ.



It was the first solo crossing of the Tasman Sea. He feared his request to fly would be declined if he went through official channels, so instead he told his family and friends he was planning a non-stop flight to Perth instead, only informing them of his real destination once he had landed. He was a minor celebrity in the region for a few days before returning to Sydney. Fewer than 10 years later he was killed when his plane was shot down during WW2 near Italy.

Just south of Greymouth, at Kumara Junction, we headed east towards Christchurch, then took a left turn at Inchbonnie and followed the road through lovely countryside to Lake Brunner, and had lunch at the pub in Moana, overlooking the lake. From there it was a quick trip through Blackball



And then we stopped for the night in Reefton.



Many of the shops in the main street of town are surviving weatherboard shops which were established in the 1860s during a gold rush here. .







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Many of the shops in the main street of town are surviving weatherboard shops which were established in the 1860s during a gold rush here. .





you actually forgot to take photos of Reefton and just put in photos of Queenstown Tasmania from your last trip down there...
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