Day 06 – Hakataramea Pass to Thomsons Gorge

11:59 pm Motorbike/Motorcycle, New Zealand, Travel
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As can be seen by the map above, we started the day at high altitude (Hakataramea Pass), and finished at high altitude (Thomsons Gorge), and in the middle we passed over the Danseys Pass.

We took the bike through a river and, while it wasn’t deep, water somehow splashed onto the spark plugs and the stalled.  Yes, that is water coming out of the boot.  Our friendly mechanic applied some CRC and we were rolling again within minutes.


We stopped for fuel in Kurow – it appears it was peak time for fuelling vehicles.


Lots of historic buildings in town.


Maori art was on the rock face by the side of the road.


You can see the bird in the right picture.


Stunning scenery heading into Danseys Pass.


Lunch at Danseys Pass Hotel.

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Peter providing moral support to Evan, who had to change a front tyre.


Historic Buildings in Naseby.


We arrived in St Bathans, and Peter got comfortable reading the map.


Amazing little town with its own, man made, lake!


Zoomed in to the right side of the lake.


And then heading into Thomsons Gorge.

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And another campsite in the middle of nowhere.


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