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GKPE 8, Yet more NZ ramblings from some flightless Kiwis.

 
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May 05, 2011 05:32 |  #1561

Pardon my ignorance.. but who is Possum Bourne?

.. (Goes to wikipedia)

OK, I'm educated now.


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May 05, 2011 17:06 |  #1562

The Possum Bourne memorial rally is this weekend in the Waikato with a couple of stages at Hampton Downs.

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My dad is quite involved with the rallying scene behind the scenes with radios and all sorts.. has been for the last 30 odd years at least, and knew Possum (Peter) personally.


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May 05, 2011 20:19 |  #1563

Mmmm. Well, when my legacy grenaded itself, there was one and only place I was going to get a rebuild. I'm very proud to say my legacy has a Possum Boune MotorSport engine in it :D

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May 06, 2011 19:18 |  #1564

OK, going to do a week in the South Island in October when a friend from UK visits. Thoughts on what to do in that time frame?

Initial thought was to maybe fly to somewhere like Chch or Queenstown hire a car and drive back to Welly.

GO! :cool:


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May 06, 2011 19:32 |  #1565

manipula wrote in post #12361809 (external link)
OK, going to do a week in the South Island in October when a friend from UK visits. Thoughts on what to do in that time frame?

Initial thought was to maybe fly to somewhere like Chch or Queenstown hire a car and drive back to Welly.

GO! :cool:

Drive down one side to bottom then back up other side home. Or pick 1 spot and see it all. Cant do both in a week.


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May 06, 2011 19:43 |  #1566

1Week?

Fly to QT, do QT, cardrona, Wanaka, Haast valley, Glenorchy, Mt Aspiring etc. Fly back - or drive to chch via Tekapo and fly back.


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May 06, 2011 22:26 |  #1567

I should probably have stated we're both driving nuts so taking in some of the views and roads is as important if not moreso than being on a skilift or in a zorb you know?


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May 06, 2011 22:58 |  #1568

Drive down the west coast to Dunedin, via Queenstown, then drive home. Don't try to drive the whole island in a week, it's pretty big, and there's lots to see.


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May 06, 2011 23:22 |  #1569

Obviously it depends on your particular interests and predilections. Driving-wise, I think the inland route beats the pants off the coast; the coastal road mostly isn't actually on the coast and is fairly boring flat farmland.

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned Milford Sound. Sometimes difficult to photograph, but spectacular, and the drive there and back is equally good. Likewise for Mt. Cook. QT and Wanaka are both great. The Vanished World trail near Timaru is also full of neat stuff, especially Elephant Rocks. And if you like penguins or steampunks, Oamaru is your place.

I think October is the wrong time of the year for the Royal Albatross Centre in Dunedin, but if the birds are there and you like birds...

Up north, Nelson is picturesque as hell. (Is hell picturesque?)

The car-hire idea is a good one, especially if you're willing to take a risk and do it as a relocation. They need a lot of vehicles moved from either QT or CHCH back to the North Island.


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May 07, 2011 00:36 |  #1570

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May 07, 2011 01:07 |  #1571

Love the autum colours in Q-ville Rob :D Nice!


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May 07, 2011 11:50 |  #1572

manipula wrote in post #12362616 (external link)
I should probably have stated we're both driving nuts so taking in some of the views and roads is as important if not moreso than being on a skilift or in a zorb you know?

"Driving nuts" and "Hire car" don't belong in the same sentance unless you want to shell out for a nice GT or something. Why can't you take your own car? do the ferry, drive down and drive up. Trust me, from a fellow nutjob, this is the best way to do it!

Heck, if you come to Queenstown, I'll show you what coronet peak road is like in a good car :D (Or if you're insane and trust strangers - crown range and snow farm)

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May 07, 2011 15:20 |  #1573

Droooooool.......I want those roads in my RX8!

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May 07, 2011 16:23 as a reply to  @ scotttnz's post |  #1574

Yep those roads remind me of the fun I used to have in RX7 and Kamai ranges ...... mind you I had no kids and fuel was a lot cheaper ..... we all have to grow up at some point ;)


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May 07, 2011 17:25 |  #1575

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We all have to grow up at some point ;)

Nope - we just have to grow older...


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