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Wairarapa Highlights

It has become our practice to finish each trip record with a listing of highlights. So here goes:

  • Riding around the vineyards for wine-tasting at the local cellar doors on a beautiful sunny day …
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Another Lord of the Rings film location: Putangirua Pinnacles

The top 3 Lord of the Rings film locations I wouldn’t want to miss in New Zealand would be: 1) The Hobbitoncheck!, 2) Putangirua Pinnacles (The Paths of the Dead) – … 210 more words

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Wairarapa Day 2: A long ride and a bit of a shock

The best laid plans of mice and men go oft awry”.

A popular version of a famous quote, and one which applied to our second day almost from the off. 857 more words


55 years of breeding at Dandaloo Angus

With a twinkle in his eye aimed at wife and daughter-in-law sitting at the table with him, David Thomson says “women rule the world” in his business… the cattle business. 66 more words


Wairarapa Day 1: Winery Tour and a new word

Staying closer to home this time, it was over the hill to Martinborough, and four days of cycling on the Wairarapa “trails” (the quote marks reflect the fact that the trails are all on-road – and at times busy roads at that. 770 more words


Mirabelle in Carterton

Another on my keep-missing-it list was Cafe Mirabelle at Carterton. I’d never managed to go past when it was open, but finally, success! Twice in fact, go figure. 255 more words

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