Day four: Oturehua to Omakau

Bit of a chilly start today! Didn’t last too long luckily and it was back to sunshine in the afternoon. Tunnels and bridges were great today…. as was the slice of cake in Ophir at the end of today’s stint 😉

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Ida Valley ganger shed – a welcomed spot in the biting wind!

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Poolburn Viaduct – all completed in 1904 with picks, shovels, horses and man power. An impressive feat!

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Poolburn tunnel number one

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Poolburn tunnel number two

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Coming into Omakau, the final stop for today

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Historic town of Ophir

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Our wee bach – “Ryan’s Cottage” named after the first family who lived there

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A lot of the buildings in Ophir are originals from when it was booming in the mining days

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Ryan’s Cottage – quaint!

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Our little sleepout

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