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Cloudy Hill

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  • Day57

    Rakaia Gorge to Castle Hill

    December 16, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ☁️ 12 °C

    Another day and the weather’s not going to improve. We took advantage of the late check-out and left, but still no clue 😅

    We just headed towards Christchurch - 2 days early... In Dargaville we did a little fairy walk, which was lovely for the kids to discover the fairy 🧚‍♀️doors. While waiting that time passes the Canterbury brochure with a breathtaking picture got our attention: Castle Hill. Just about an hour away, but opposite direction (towards Arthur pass) exactly there were we could spot the rain clouds...

    We said: what else shall we do? On the way there it started to heavily rain and we questioned, if it was the right decision... the scenery there was beautiful. As soon as we arrived it only rained a little. And we weren’t disappointed. Castle Hill is beautiful and so worth the detour. We could’ve spent there hours just climbing the huge limestones. It was almost 7pm, when we returned to the campervan and quickly cooked some dinner, so this part would be at least covered. While eating we decided to head straight to the campground in Christchurch, where we wanted to stay the night before we return the campervan anyway. So it‘ll be 2 nights now.
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