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    TEKAPO!

    Hey everyone!
    Just arrived in Tekapo for couple nights with family, does anyone know something fun
    And affordable to do other than the hot pools, etc?

    Cheers

    Mac

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    ice rink wont be open yet, maybe roller rink?

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    The Japanese restaurant is the best place to eat by a wide margin. Walk\drive up to Mt John for a coffee with a view.

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    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

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    Cheers guys, I am on the case...
    Any forum member in tekapo area for a catch up?

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    Headcase, mod off the off the other forum lives there, runs a guest business.
    good bloke.
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    I think it's $5 per person to drive up Mt John to the observatory. Offes a great view of surrounding area on a clear day. Pricey if you take the tour.
    4 WD? Drive up to the Macauley on East side of lake.
    Or drive just past airport and take the first right. Braemar Rd. Takes you through abit more tussock country, bringing you out halfway up Lake Pukaki
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    Thank you heaps guys, really appreciate. Regards the mods from the other forum I think tahr put me in contact with me a little while ago so it is sweet. About the 4wd trips, yes my CAR is awd but not a gnarly one... I will for sure work out something fun with the kids.

    Thank you heaps!

    Mac

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    Go and see Headcase. Tekapo Cottages, down a little side road o the right just before the church of the good shepherd. He is a wonderful host and will put you onto all sorts of interesting things. Tell him Bruce sent you.

    Cheers
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    One of the genuine guys I have never met but would like to one day
    Might get the kids off the beaten tourist track

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    As well..... If you go up to the top end of Lake Alexandrina, there's a group of about a dozen huts. They're camped on Scott's Stream. All the trout go up there to spawn. Might be abit late, but they were up there a couple of weeks back tagging etc. there might still be a few hanging around if that's your thing

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    The Macauley probably could be done with AWD car sometimes.... But not recommended, unless it's a company car or your not to precious about it. Braemar Rd is a good shingle road. No dramas there

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    Quote Originally Posted by oraki View Post
    The Macauley probably could be done with AWD car sometimes.... But not recommended, unless it's a company car or your not to precious about it. Braemar Rd is a good shingle road. No dramas there
    You could drive to the motor shed at the Macauly in your Nana's Honda Civic, but not the river valley itself in anything other than an actual four wheel drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    You could drive to the motor shed at the Macauly in your Nana's Honda Civic, but not the river valley itself in anything other than an actual four wheel drive.
    I guess I was abit vague sorry.
    You could also have a crack at one of the canal salmon.
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    Headcase might take you up the Macauley. He has this shit Rodeo wagon that seems indestructible, and he has an indomitable spirit. You must go and see him.

 

 

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