Early November saw the start of our summer hiking programme. Despite rather changeable spring weather on our first Highland Hike, we still had great views with plenty of snow in the mountains.
Andrew Stone, from the NZ Herald, joined us for the hike and the trip conjured up memories of his student days spent on stations in the Rakaia.
A bonus of early season trips is that there is always plenty of wildlife around – kea, black-fronted terns, oyster catchers, dotterels, paradise ducks and the odd tahr kept us well-entertained.
Irish coffees were re-invented by a couple of whisky stalwarts on the hike and proved to be a great way to alleviate sore leg muscles.
For groups wishing to book either our Highland Hike or Station Walk, we still have dates available this summer.