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May 23rd, 2008
08:12 pm
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Maruia falls

About an hour and a half south of Rotoiti. I made a snap decision to follow a narrow little side track which got alarmingly narrower and littler and pot-holier before I decided that it was not a wise idea to take the rental car any further. The falls were just around the corner.

I've heard that there are somewhere near the Maruia river wild hot springs. I haven't seen them, much less swum in them but I'd like to some day. 

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Date:May 23rd, 2008 02:38 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I see why. Pretty amazing.
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Date:May 25th, 2008 03:19 am (UTC)
For when you're back down that way: Look for a random little road near the Lewis Pass with a wee sign saying Gloria Flats (if you're travelling Chch-wards, it's on the right). Pootle along the track up the river for a bit and you get to the hot springs, which people have arranged rocks around to make pools. It's a gorgeous spot, but it's always a risk depending on how high the river is - you may have hardly any water at all, they may be too cold, or they may be submerged by the river!
There's nothing like a cold clear winter's night spent soaking in them by star- and moonlight :)
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Date:May 25th, 2008 04:12 am (UTC)
Much coolness! Thanks.
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