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Keep the weekend of March 13th 2021 free, we're going on an adventure!! Let's spend the day cruising up the West side of Molesworth Station through to the Wairau River, exploring the DOC huts, rivers and mountains along the way.  THE WEEKEND On the Saturday we'll be leaving Hanmer Springs at 8am and will aim to be back at Hanmer Springs by about 6pm. I'll be camping at the Pines Holiday Park on the Friday and Saturday night and I encourage anyone that wants to stay there to join us for a few drinks and some Suzuki yarns. ON THE DAY We'll meet on...

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Written by Mark Wilson of NZ Hikes... Due to the success of the adventure into the Havelock Valley, the mighty Suzuki Jimny was loaded up again, and this time a mission into the Wilberforce Valley. Since the first successful trip into the Havelock Valley, we had added additional shelter in the form of a large marquee shelter. This would provide good shelter for any future rain, and also will be very good at keeping the winter frost off my tent. Due to us departing Christchurch late the sun was setting by the time we had driven up and around the Rakaia...

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One of the best 4WD trips I've done to date was a few weeks ago, up the mighty Wilberforce River.  My cousin and I loaded the Jimny up with all the essentials needed for a good weekend away. We made sure to take the Weber BBQ, an EzyUp awning, chairs, tables and a whole bunch of other things that are unnecessary on such an adventure. But it was worth it. The weather forecast was bad, a southerly was set to come through on Saturday. Friday night we set up camp on the riverbed, which was awesome. It was a calm night,...

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Adventures, Canterbury -

Written by Mark Wilson of NZ Hikes... When tackling New Zealand’s rugged mountain terrain in a 4WD it is important to have a quality vehicle. Within a few hours of driving, you can find yourself in some of the most remote places on earth. With only a small amount of off-road driving under my belt I have always assumed to gain access to remote areas you need a big lifted truck with a snorkel. For a ‘small truck’ the Suzuki Jimny will go anywhere any ‘big truck’ can go, and I was about to find out that there aren't many...

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