fiordland Archives - Hike South

  • Community rallies to save historic viaducts

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    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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  • Tramping escapades in the Hollyford Valley.

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    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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  • Sarah Bonner – Guide!

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    Check out this article from BRUCE FRASER of the The Southland Time detailing the recent back country exploits of Kiwi Wilderness Walks guide, Sarah Bonner. Winton trampers beat conditions A 10-day springtime hike in remote Fiordland mountains last week turned into a soaking 13-day marathon of snow and ceaseless rain for two Winton trampers. Police […]

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  • Dolphins at Dusk – Port Craig

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    Dolphins at dusk, pikelets at the Percy Burn Viaduct and poetry at Port Craig . . . the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track sure turns on the charm, writes Shane Gilchrist of the The Otago Daily Times…… It is three days since I opened the door to a four-wheel-drive, slid the remnants of the driver’s lunch […]

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  • The Windiest Place in the World!

    If you thought it was windy at your place today spare a thought for trampers stuck in the Okaka Hut on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. Sitting at an altitude of 890m in the lee of the Hump Ridge in Fiordland hikers have been asked to spend an extra night rather than risk being blown […]

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