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25th Apr 2017 - Adventures in New Zealand
Mt Richmond Forest Park - Marlborough

A beautiful autumn day so took the opportunity with the Mountain Hunter to go explore locally. Drove up Northbank Road and then up out favorite Top Valley to the road up towards the Mt Richmond track - drove up Jackson Creek Road and went as far as the track beginning - not particularly great scenery due to forestry and logging going on. Had our lunch - bacon and egg pie was still frozen so drove around with it on the car bonnet being careful around corners so it wouldnt slide off never to be seen again down the hill side - lots of fun.

Then decided to drive the road towards Lake Chalice. Wow who knew how stunning it was up there. Reasonable gravel road that went up and up and up with spectacular views - photos can never do it justice really. Kept on driving and ended up with great views of Mt Patriarch - steep sides straight down so a little scary. Short walk to the Enchanted Lookout with views over the Wairau Valley. 

Looking forward to going back again and doingsome overnight tramps in the area - Lake Chalice, Mid Goulter Hut etc.

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Diary Photos

Mount Richmond Ranges

Mount Richmond Ranges

Towards Mt Patriarch

The road....

Looking out over Wairau Valley

Towards Lake Chalice track

Mt Richmond Ranges

Mt Richmond Ranges

Lake Chalice

Mt Richmond Ranges

Mt Patriarch

Overlooking the Wairau Valley

4WD roading


Mt Richmond Forest Park

Enchanted Lookout

The Enchanted MR

Views towards the north

Defrosting the bacon and egg pie

Jackson Creek Road towards Mt Richmond track

Mt Richmond

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