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Summer overnighters

On the track above Lake Tennyson, Mt Maling beyond. Photo: Shaun Barnett/Black Robin Photography
There are 16 blistering hot weekends between New Year’s eve and Easter. Our summer play list includes breezy campsites, river splashing tramps, beachside huts and kayak adventures. Or, as you might like to put it: your best summer ever.
Words by Shaun Barnett, Ray Salisbury, Tania Seward, Peter Laurenson, Chris Prudden and Neil Silverwood

 

Camping in rabbit country
Lake Tennyson and Clarence River headwaters

Lake Tennyson and the surrounding mountains are the epitome of much north Canterbury high country. Peaks that top 2000m, valleys where the winds stir the tussocks, and glistening rivers and lakes.

Rabbits once over-ran this country, and there’s an historic rabbit-proof fence still on site. It was futile; the bunnies weren’t halted, and now the marginal country is no longer farmed. Lake...

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