Spots are still open for NZ Adventures’ 4x4 tour, the Eastern Explorer, in 2022.
The tour starts in Geraldine and continues through Four Peaks Station, followed by a station lunch at Ranui Station.
“Next is a trip over the Hunter Hills taking us to Otematata for the first night – and that’s just day one,” says owner-operators Robbie and Connie Crickett.
“Day two sees us in the Oteake Conservation area. The Hawkdun and St. Marys ranges are part of this magnificent area. This is followed by an overnight stay in Ranfurly.”
On day three, tour attendees are treated to the views of the Oceania Gold Mine at Macraes Flat.
“There are also some great 4x4 tracks in the little known Strath Taieri area that we go to, before heading down to Mosgiel for the night.”
A trip into the Otago Hinterland shows off a mixture of forest and farmland on day four. In the afternoon, the tour crosses the Lammermoor range through the Te Papanui Conservation Park to the overnight stop in the historic and quaint Lawrence.
Finally, on day five the route follows the Clutha River before turning into the mountains and following old gold mining routes through ‘very isolated and sparsely settled country’, says Connie.
“Then, we reach our journey’s end in Alexandra.”
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