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Tekapo to Timaru to Rangitata River

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We received an email recommending going to the Rangitata River to fish so decided to head there today. This meant we had to go back on ourselves but we felt it would be worth it.
We stopped at Timaru on the way which is a big town/small city to pick up fishing equipment and Christmas food!
The drive to the river was miles up a gravel track but the scenery around us was stunning. This is where some of the filming for lord of the rings took place.
We kept going up the road hoping to find a place to camp near the river. It felt like we had been going for miles and we finally found the perfect place. It was beautiful! We could have stayed there longer but there was no phone signal and we wanted to speak to our families for Christmas.
We spent the evening fishing at our camping spot and when we got up in the morning we drove further up the gravel track to fish further up the river.
We were the only people there. We walked along the river basin and to the different tributarys.

In the afternoon we back down the track and to a lake called Opuha where we parked up next to the lake and cooked Christmas dinner.


Posted by Louisejhcowan 23:06 Archived in New Zealand

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