Day 05 – Cave to Hakataramea Pass

11:59 pm Motorbike/Motorcycle, New Zealand, SDA Church, Travel

We packet up early and made our way to Timaru Seventh-Day Adventist (SDA) Church.  Despite the fact that we took over the library with our motorcycle clothes, and despite the fact that we didn’t have any good church clothes (or normal shoes), we were welcomed unreservedly.

We had a great church service, and stayed for lunch in the hall downstairs.  A nice surprise was the fact that Ben met a student from Pacific Adventist University who there visiting their parents.

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After lunch we headed west,through spectacular farmland to the Hakaramatea Pass.

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These photos were taken at the McKenzie high country, and shows the backdrop to which most of this trip takes place – stunning, snow covered alps.

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At the top of the pass.

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There were always lots of gates to open, as stock are grazed here in summer.  And the snowy alps are a backdrop once again.

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Doesn’t this look like the perfect camp site – we thought so too.

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The crystal clear stream was a little chilly though.

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Our campsite for the night – no-one around for miles.

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