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At Boyds we do a number of tours each year

Far South Tour 2016 Day 10

Far South Tour 2016 Day 10 Saturday 19th of March Arrowtown……What a place! We had some rain overnight, but this morning it was OK. We had breakfast at the Arrrowtown Hotel which was nice, but a little slow, so don’t be in a hurry. Gaylene, Rob, Deb’s and myself went on a bike and wine […]

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Far South Tour 2016 Day 9

Far South Tour 2016 Day 9 Friday 18th of March So much for a late start this morning! Everyone was up at the crack of dawn, and as predicted, there was a frost! It was cold, but clear and our briefing was brief so I could get in the van and turn the heater on. […]

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Far South Tour 2016 Day 8

Far South Tour 2016 Day 8 Thursday 17th of March We woke to a lovely Stewart Island day, the weather was clear but cold and the sea was calm. Up high on the hill at Claremont House, we were a little late to rise, but the crew took care of that by calling for a […]

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Far South Tour 2016 Day 7

Far South Tour 2016 Day 7 Wednesday 16th of March We didn’t have far to travel today, only Te Anau to Bluff so we fuelled up and were on the road by 9am with intentions of visiting Ricahrdsons Truck Museum and E Hayes & Sons Hammer Hardeware in Invercargill. It wasn’t a bad looking day, […]

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Far South Tour Day 5 & 6

Far South Tour Day 5 & 6 Monday 14th of March We woke to a lovely Wanaka day and we were FUELED up and on the road to the to the refuge centre for some costume shopping. We have our Saint Patrick’s Day fancy dress night coming up and the Wanaka Refuge Centre has a […]

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Far South Tour 2016 Day 4

Far South Tour 2016 Day 4 Sunday 12th of March After a pretty good sleep at Fox Glacier we had riders briefing across the road at the bikes and we talked about fueling up and who had the monkey for the day (haha which went to Tristan for the 3rd time) and we got Scott’s […]

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Far South Tour 2016 Day 3

Far South Tour 2016 Day 3 Saturday 12th of March Karamea this morning was a little cold. We had an earlier start of 8.30 for briefing and most had a lite breakfast or held off until we got to Westport. The Karamea River Motels and The Last Resort looked after us well. The rooms in […]

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Far South Tour 2016 Day 2

Far South Tour 2016 Day 2 Friday 11th of March Well we made to Karamea!!!! Had great weather from the get go although during the riders briefing, the clouds were looking ominous. We were all up and running by 9.30 and heading back over the Takaka Hill. We all stopped for photos, except for me […]

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Far South Tour 2016 Day 1

Far South Tour 2016 Day 1 Thursday 10th of March Stupid o’clock for the ferry meant we all had to be up and moving by 6.30 am. Traffic was already crap at 6.30! But we made it to the ferry on time and booked in without trouble. Windy Wellington was living up to it’s name […]

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Far South Tour 2016 Day Zero

Far South Tour 2016 Day Zero Wednesday 9th March And so it begins…..two groups of five and seven, one heading via Te Kuiti and Taumarunui and the other group via Mangakino, Western Access to Turangi. The rest of our group had left Tuesday or were coming from Gisborne so we headed for Wellington down the […]

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