North of Geraldine

Our last full day in New Zealand was to be spent driving from Geraldine to Christchurch the long way round on SH72, which runs nearer the mountains, rather than the flat and boring SH1 across the Canterbury Plains. The weather was dull and dampish so we were expecting the worst. However a couple of trips up side roads into the hills rewarded us with magnificent scenery and full sun.

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Mount Peel

Mount Peel

Rangitata Valley

Rangitata Valley

Rangitata Valley

Rangitata Valley

Rangitata Valley

Rangitata Valley

Rangitata Valley

Rangitata Valley

Castle Ridge

Lake Heron

Lake Heron

Taylor Range

Hakatere

Hakatere

Burnett's Quarry

Burnett's Quarry

Burnett's Quarry

Quarryman's cottage

Quarryman's cottage

Quarryman's cottage

Buxton Limekiln

Buxton Limekiln

Buxton Limekiln

Buxton Limekiln

Buxton Limekiln

Buxton Limekiln

Rakaia Gorge

Rakaia Gorge

Rakaia Gorge

Rakaia Gorge





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