Went for a drive to Harwoods Hole in September from Blenheim, so glad I went, This piece of country is amazing, The Lord of the Rings has a snippet of the forest in the movie so my sister tells me ( jenny ) the drive from Blenheim goes through some lovely scenery and when you leave the road to go to Harwoods hole its 11 kms on a gravel road, its very small especially if another car is coming the other way but well worth it.
Theres a car park at the end and it's a 45min walk to the hole and it isn't hard, theres markers on the trees to show the way, its like a dry riverbed you walk in after you leave the trees, climbing over rocks and fallen trees, I had forgotten how much I love the NZ bush ! When you get to the hole be careful it's not fenced and it's a looooong way down ! Just walking to the hole was amazing, It's the longest vertical drop in NZ ( I read that somewhere ) do yourself a favour and go see this. We carried on to Golden Bay and had something to eat then went back to Blenheim. The Takaka Hill is really not a hill more like the backbone of the alps and the views, beaches, springs, towns are what NZ is all about.
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