Wild Holiday: Ride to the Mountain~

有了脚车真的好,Good to have a bike

Since I got another “Holiday” from Talley’s again…
So I have to think again to spend my holiday~
Although most of the places around motueka were out of cycle distance…
I still never give up travel around Motueka! Finally I have the trip : cycle up to Takaka Hill

 Takaka Hill is on the north of Motueka, and the only way to Golden Bay…
The top of the hill contain a lot of marble rock and lime stone…
Because of this, there was a 25km long cave system in this mountain area…
The road pass by the hill is up to 700m above sea level…
And about 25km per trip for up and down the hill~

It seem impossible for a bicycle to climb up the hill… Moreover I just have an old road bike without back break! I really thanks God for this safe trip…

Time to depart~

Finally, I reached the foot of Takaka hill, the beginning of the 25km climbing

上呀!Up Up!

To be honest, I walked about 70% instead of cycle all along the road… Without the beautiful scene, I think I had gave up early…

不知不觉就爬了好高,It's already so high~

Finally saw some human building after a long long way…

石灰厂,代表要到Takaka山顶咯!Lime Factory, mean almost to the Takaka Hill top!Kairuru Farm Stay

Not much longer, I saw the way to first station!

还有300米!300m more!

Hawkes Lookout have a stunning view with short distance of walkway

 

I had my lunch at Hawkes Lookout and re-plan my journey…
My first plan was reach the summit about 1pm and took another 3 hours for the hill walk~ Now I just finished 2/3 in 1pm…
Lastly, I decided went to the Ngarua Cave which not far away~

After recharge, I continue the climbing to Ngarua Cave~

800米!800m!400米!400m!

Ngarua Cave is a Historical and Geological interesting place…
Cost : 15 NZD/person

我抵达咯,I reached

It located 600m above sea level… From here, the Tasman bay was in the view…

这儿是海拔600米,前面就是Tasman Bay咯,Here is 600m above sea level and under the hill is Tasman Bay

Inside the cave have the bone of Moa (An extinct big bird which only in NZ),
and special cave system Beside that, one of the scene from《The Hobbit》 was taken from here

Because of these, it had been develop into a place for visit.. and equipped with a small coffee house which provide stunning view 山顶上的小咖啡店,Lovely coffee hourse around the cave

Because I went there during work day, I have my personal Tour Guide, Evelyn Who provide a really detail information about the cave~

谢谢我的专属导游,Thanks for my personal cave guide : Evelyn

Let’s the photo tell the story:

 

 It’s already 4pm after I visited the cave… It’s impossible for me to reach the summit because it took time to went down hill too… Time to go Home~ 下山咯~ Time to go Home~ 太阳下山咯,我也下山咯~ Going down hill~美丽的山,Beautiful Mountainmomomomomo... 有一点失败的全景,A  liitle failure panaromic shot~  Lastly, I used 4 hours for uphill and 40 minutes for down hill… That’s the power of Gravitation Field!
And I used up my 3 off days : 1 day collect information, 1 day action, 1 day recover

It’s hard to travel without car, but the real travel was in my heart… Without a heart, no where to reach! *of course there were problem with stamina and distance, Like me~