New Zealand
Upper Takaka

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  • Day14

    Harwoods Hole

    January 11 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

    Harwoods Hole was another stop on my to go list from Stuart.
    The 11 km long gravel road to there was not so funny. Very narrow and not easy to drive at all.
    Also at Harwoods Hole a part of the Hobbit was filmed, but no one is really pointing this out, because they don't want so many people to go there because of the bad road.
    I would probably not been stopping here, if Stuart don't told me too.

    It is an incredible place. The walk to the hole was very easy in the beginning and was then getting a little bit more challenging the more rocks was laying around on the path. But it was amazing to stand on the edge of the hole and look up on the walls and down into the hole.
    I then also climbed up to the viewpoint where I had an amazing view over the valley.
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  • Day84

    Kill Devil

    March 15, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 23 °C

    During our time in Nelson we took a day trip over to Golden Bay to tackle the Kill Devil track in the Kahurangi National Park.

    The out-and-back route started with a fairly punishing climb up 57-58 technical switchbacks to the crest of the Lockett Range. At the top we had a chance to rest and have some lunch with spectacular views over Abel Tasman and Golden Bay and the Kahurangi National Park. We had planned on making it to Riordan's hut but after a late start to the ride there just wasn't time.

    Time to turn around and enjoy those 58 switchbacks in reverse! Definitely good for the old cornering training and fun enough to make us forget the slog to the top on the way up.

    After our ride we had a quick peak at the 'hippie' town of Takaka before heading back to Nelson.

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