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Old 17-05-2019, 01:29 PM   #2701
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Yeah . It wasn't raining when I go too. So miss out all the nice view. Can't see much seals too. Basically the ferry just go one round. Haha.

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Old 18-05-2019, 12:51 PM   #2702
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Looking forward to hooker Valley hike and found out that the hike has been closed right before the 1st bridge ever since the 2nd bridge damaged. No information given when the repair is going to happen
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Old 18-05-2019, 02:48 PM   #2703
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Looking forward to hooker Valley hike and found out that the hike has been closed right before the 1st bridge ever since the 2nd bridge damaged. No information given when the repair is going to happen
No news on it.
We went to other hikes instead cause weather was bad and no helicopter rides.
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Old 27-05-2019, 08:42 PM   #2704
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has anybody done lindis peak before? if yes, where you park your car? dun seem to have a carpark before the start of trail...
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Old 09-06-2019, 10:19 PM   #2705
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Read thru more than 100 over pages and TQ for all your inputs. I have decided to go to south island in end sept. Attached my route. Any comments, pls feel free to advise

Day 1
Arrival CH in morning
(1N as I can't sleep onboard)

Day 2
> botanic garden & North Hayley park > arther pass > pancake rocks
(1N Greymouth)

Day 3
> hokitika > glow worm dell > lake mapourika
(1N Franz Josef)

Day 4 (abit rush and if weather dont permit, will helihike at Mt cook few days later)
Helihike FJ > lake matheson > terminal face of fox glacier > all the lookouts
(2N wanaka)

Day 5 (wanaka)
Roy's peak or isthmus peak, followed by puzzle world)
(To note the closure period for both peaks)

Day 6
> arrowtown > activities at QT
2N queestown

Day 7
Milford cruise include kayak

Day 8 (decided to skip te anau and glenorchy)
> dunedin > baldwin st > moeraki > blue penguin colony
1N Oamaru

Day 9
> high country salmon farm > twizel > hook valley trek
1N mount cook

Day 10 (heli hike at mt cook & tasman Glacier if helihike at day 4 is cancelled)
> glacier boat ride > lake pukaki
1N tekapo (FnE at John mount observatory or lake alexandrina)

Day 11
> akaroa
1N CH

Day 12
> back to spore

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Old 09-06-2019, 10:24 PM   #2706
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So far youtrip has not been mentioned in this thread. Anyone tried ? I believe it will also resolve the issue of those unmanned petrol kiosk since Yourtrip has a 4 digit pin.

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Old 17-06-2019, 10:22 AM   #2707
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So far youtrip has not been mentioned in this thread. Anyone tried ? I believe it will also resolve the issue of those unmanned petrol kiosk since Yourtrip has a 4 digit pin.

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You aware of how often do you see unmanned petrol kiosk? I'm planning a self drive trip to South Island too.

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Old 17-06-2019, 10:57 AM   #2708
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You aware of how often do you see unmanned petrol kiosk? I'm planning a self drive trip to South Island too.

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I came across a few. But I never needed to use them. I just top up whenever my tank falls to abt half
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Old 17-06-2019, 01:40 PM   #2709
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Besides Roy’s peak, what other walks are similar which is not too difficult for relatively in shape adults without hiking experience and winter friendly (understand this is really subjected to weather on the day itself)

Do share some of your hiking experiences if possible. thanks!
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Old 17-06-2019, 02:04 PM   #2710
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Anyone been to Southern island recently & saw southern lights?
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Old 17-06-2019, 03:06 PM   #2711
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Besides Roy’s peak, what other walks are similar which is not too difficult for relatively in shape adults without hiking experience and winter friendly (understand this is really subjected to weather on the day itself)

Do share some of your hiking experiences if possible. thanks!

Try Isthmus Peak which is less crowded and you get views of Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea at the top
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Old 17-06-2019, 03:15 PM   #2712
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Anyone been to Southern island recently & saw southern lights?
Mid of May southern light appeared in many areas. I just came back and see nothing.
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Old 17-06-2019, 03:34 PM   #2713
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Besides Roy’s peak, what other walks are similar which is not too difficult for relatively in shape adults without hiking experience and winter friendly (understand this is really subjected to weather on the day itself)

Do share some of your hiking experiences if possible. thanks!
I did Mt iron.. Easy track coz it is just a small hill. The summit gives u a good view of wanaka town
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Old 17-06-2019, 03:54 PM   #2714
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Mid of May southern light appeared in many areas. I just came back and see nothing.
Oh dear....
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Old 17-06-2019, 04:34 PM   #2715
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Oh dear....
Not easy, need a little bit of luck. Sign up Aurora Australis alerts, the group will notify the members the day with high potential to see the lights. The last alert was in Mid of May until now.
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