Category Archives: Otago

Mustering Courage at Lake Rere

Zebras, when pursued by hungry carnivores, must only outrun one of their mates to remain alive. ¬†Thus I was recently disappointed to find that it was I, that had been outrun, whilst in the cross hairs of an angry beast … Continue reading

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Catching a Weather Window in Fiordland

Planning trips around the weather has never been as problematic as it was this Summer, and as the calendar flipped over to January, my son and I found ourselves in one of the dampest places on earth – Fiordland. Our … Continue reading

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Sunset over Glenorchy

McIntosh Loop Track, Whakaari Conservation Area It’s well known that Otago’s history is steeped in gold. What is less well known, is that the area was also mined for scheelite – a shiny metallic ore discovered in the 1880s and … Continue reading

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Pipes and Crags

Twenty minutes. That’s all it takes to reach Wye Creek, from the seething mass of tourists that makes Queenstown equally vibrant as it is overwhelming. I had many times passed the benign little sign on the road verge 20 minutes … Continue reading

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Reflections from the Bike

“Only those who risk going too far will possibly find out how far one can go” T. S. Elliot Today I raced all over Dunedin looking at old buildings and climbed over the Otago Peninsula, just because. Over the city … Continue reading

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Darth Vader hitting air at Snow Park Wanaka

Finally some photos of Damien hitting the air at Snow Park today … even if he’s dressed up like Darth Vader. The camera missed his back flip half turn (first attempt – badly landed but got some respect from his … Continue reading

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Mountain Biking in Wanaka

With access to the Wanaka Mountain Biking tracks only about 500m from where we are staying, without a map, Damien and I decided to go exploring.¬† We met a guy going in and he told us the general area layout … Continue reading

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