Whilst we slept cozily, the rain was relentless throughout the night with rolling thunder echoing down the valley and lightning flashes filling the bunk room.
It was cold and wet! Forecast for snow down to 900m. We would probably escape the snow as we were to be descending back down to the lower valley floor. Before departing, the hut warden explained that we would need to take care crossing the base of the 174m Earland Falls due to the heavy rain throughout the night and we may need to take the lower track to get around it as just the wind generated by these falls can blow you off your feet! Read more
We awoke with clear skies! Spirits where high and everyone was eager to get going while the weather was kind.
We were sharing the track with a group of 21 people from 4 young families that were all on NZ school holidays. We were fortunate to have chosen a different bunk room to them due to the high energy and excitement that is typical in this age group. Read more
Weather forecast still looking bleak but no sign of rain in Queenstown. Our morning consisted of preparing our packs and dropping off unnecessary items to the hotel we hope to sleep at on Friday night if all goes well for us! Read more
Adventure capital of the world? Well there is definitely no shortage of activities on offer at any time of year!