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You Just Can't Beat The Blues

Get away from the madding crowds and truly escape. Take a day or a few to truly unwind in this stunning snapshot of real rural New Zealand at its finest - Tapanui!

The Blue Mountains is a wonderful wild place with various tracks and trails through the bush with waterfalls and other hidden gems to discover.

Whisky Gully and Black Gully are lovely little jaunts while the more challenging and longer ridgetop walk is well worth the work for the simply amazing views.

You can stay in rustic bushman huts or in your campervan or tent at the Black Gully Reserve.

The area has fantastic fly fishing and hunting with the largest herd of fallow deer down south and beautiful birdlife with the very rare Mohua or yellowhead.

Get back to nature finding one of our best kept secrets and yet you are only a very short drive from Tapanui with its charming independent shops and great local cafe.

If this itinerary isn't the one for you, try our Activity Trail or you could peruse and ponder our Hidden Tracks and Trails and live like a local!

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