Mixing it up with another ecletic adventure Weekend walking the Kaituna track and paddling the coastal tidal rivers and lakes on the west coast of Golden Bay. I’ve got the kayak trailer thanks to Chris West at Kayak HQ. How does it work….grab a kayak suitable for estuary paddling, polish up your tramping boots, dust off your tent and book yourself and a friend a seat. If you are not a kayaker theres also plenty of walking adventure option on the coast too. If you haven’t dicovered this great destination in Golden Bay then nows your chance. Check out the booking page for more details.
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Adventurous Weather on the Maungatapu
Great day out despite the feroicious weather on Saturday. Dropped off a few hardy souls at Pelorus for circuits around the incredible forest around the Cafe, and dropped two even hardier souls at the Maungatapu Saddle for a hike via dew lakes to the Matai valley. Did a bit of repair work diverting water on the road heading down… all in all a great day out.
12th December Cable Bay Kayak Shuttle
We’re back into it, and we’ve changed the format a tad. mainly….THERES NO MINIMUM BOOKING numbers… I’ll be running whether it be one or nine paddlers. Meet 11 am at Tahuna Beach or Cable Bay depending on wind conditions. See Website for bookings and more info on how the Kayak shuttle works. We also now have a Whats App group to keep you in the loop for upcoming kayak shuttles chat.whatsapp.com/J6vfspSL8l967g1CVWXMgn
Just a wee yarn about the Wairoa Gorge
Summer is on the way. And I just want to give everyone a gentle reminder about awesome things to do and why you should do them. The Gorge Bike park is located on a public recreational reserve and without the support of the Nelson mountainbike club and the greater NZ mountain bike community it simply would not exist. I just spent 2 great Weekends up the Wairoa Gorge. The first was dropping off an amazing crew from the North Island up the for a grand day of shuttling, the second was a smoking hot mountain bike festival aptly named Weekend at Kens( after the former billionaire owner), which poured some much needed cash back into the Gorge. Good on ya Nick Crocker for organising.
Get behind it this summer, its a great place to be and support , and it needs your tyres!!!
Couple of wee announcements
We’re offering up a great deal to get to Nelson Lakes next month for a Weekend away, and we also want to remind people that we are super committed to the sustainability of our business going forward which is why we go up and beyond the the carbon off set we have pursued with Ekos by making a % of our fuel biodiesel. Happy to annouce that as from December we will be upping the 7% of biofuel we have been using over the winter to 20% for the summer. So in fact you can have your cake and eat it!!!
Great destinations- The Kahurangi Express
Weather was on the money on the Weekend been, had a few takers for the “Kahurangi Express trip” Getting into the hills on a friday night worked really well to make the standard Weekend seem a whole lot longer. Paced out a trip that I’ve always wanted to do…… Diamond lake Sylvester circuit. Lake Sylvester is named after an interesting character, Sylvester himself was probably the OG Mountain biker, he used to hike a bike his bicyle over mountain passes at the turn of the century!! Good times in the beautiful outdoor wilderness that is Kaurangi National park… we’re pretty lucky to have this on our door step.