Overnight walks in NZ - South Island

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Overnight walks in NZ - South Island

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Tue 06 Mar, 2018 11:55 am

Spent a couple of weeks on the South Island back in November. We had planned to do the Gillespie Pass Circuit but that was cancelled thanks to some spring snow and swollen rivers.

Instead we did a couple of overnighters that I would recommend to anyone looking for a taste of tramping in NZ.

Information on these walks can be found here.

Green Lake Hut https://bogholesandbuckethats.com/2017/11/20/green-lake-hut/

French Ridge Hut https://bogholesandbuckethats.com/2017/11/17/french-ridge-hut/

Cheers
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Re: Overnight walks in NZ - South Island

Postby Walk_fat boy_walk » Wed 07 Mar, 2018 1:22 pm

bogholesbuckethats wrote:...back in November. We had planned to do the Gillespie Pass Circuit but that was cancelled thanks to some spring snow and swollen rivers.

Was out that way in Nov... can confirm the rivers were up :D. A few people had some difficulties (foreigners and locals).
Snow was confined to the higher parts though.
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Re: Overnight walks in NZ - South Island

Postby bogholesbuckethats » Wed 07 Mar, 2018 10:12 pm

Good to know that we didn't cancel for no reason. On the plus side it's an excellent excuse to get back there and try again.
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Re: Overnight walks in NZ - South Island

Postby roysta » Wed 07 Mar, 2018 10:20 pm

Always love to see reports of French Ridge.
I have such fond memories of that one.
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