New Zealand 2019/20 Stage 3 – Hokitika to Harihari

New Zealand 2019/20 Stage 3 – Hokitika to Harihari
Our tent after the heavy rain in Harihari - the floods are already gone.

The day before the third stage of our tour we had a wonderful rest day in Hokitika. We visited the coast side and the little town, saw a lot of gulls and dead wood at the beach. We also had a nice lunch in a restaurant with lots of vegan options including gluten-free stuff. In the evening we cooked a…

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New Zealand 2019/20 Stage 2 – Kumara to Hokitika

New Zealand 2019/20 Stage 2 – Kumara to Hokitika
Weka inspecting front wheel of Alinas bike. Maybe he found something to complain about.

After a relaxing night we saw the results of the sandflies visits in the morning during breakfast - itching all over the skin. But it was not too bad and of course the West Coast Wilderness Trail was waiting for us. So we had an early start from Kumara. After some forest parts we cycled around the Kapitea Reservoir and…

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New Zealand 2019/20 Stage 1 – Greymouth to Kumara

New Zealand 2019/20 Stage 1 – Greymouth to Kumara
Bridge on the West Coast Wilderness Trail over a gorge in the jungle.

Before we started our tour we had to transfer our Natural High rental bikes from Christchurch to Greymouth. Actually meaning at first we had to get used to left-hand traffic and also to the narrow streets. Even if we had some nice views during our ride over to the West Coast, we were glad when we arrived safely and started…

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