December 2013 - Hike South

  • Community rallies to save historic viaducts

    A recent article from the Southland Times about the awesome community work going on to save the historic viaducts at Port Craig. – Neil Ratley Four historic viaducts along the Southland coastline look set to be saved from rot and ruin. The Port Craig Viaduct Trust, the Department of Conservation, Tuatapere Amenities Trust, the Southland […]

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  • Walking the Waitutu Track

    Tuatapere  – Port Craig – Wairaurahiri River and the Waitutu Forest. Kiwi Wilderness Walks Guide Chrissy Hamill  goes for a wander on the Waitutu Track… The Waitutu Forest is New Zealands largest piece of unmodified lowland forest,  once famously labelled by Dr David Bellamy, as “probably the most important forest in the world.” It lies […]

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  • Tramping escapades in the Hollyford Valley.

    In which it rains, I build a raft, and we are marooned on McKerrow Island for two days surviving only on emergency potatoes and oxidised wine… Chrissy Hamill one of our guides, reports on a previous trip into the Hollyford Valley… Note: She has since grown up a little and has substantially more knowledge about […]

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