Danny and Anna's Round The World Trip 2005 travel blog

View over Canterbury Plains whilst eating our scroggin

One of the Washpen Falls

Lake used by the Hydro Electric plant built by the owners grandfather


By four o'clock we had found our resting place for the evening. Methven is a town that's main draw is the ski fields of Mt Hutt. As we approach summer the snow could only be seen on a few distant peaks and the YHA was virtually empty of guests. The helpful managed George was able to direct us to Washpen Falls. Somewhere we had never heard of but his descriptions of what he termed as the best walk he had ever done made us determined to see for our selves.

After a few wrong turns, we find ourselves on Washpen Farm talking to the 3rd generation owner of the walk. Having chatted to him about the history of the walk - his grandfather installed the first hydro electric plant in the area and provided power to all the local farms - we were off.

The walk was really good fun, through rainforest, past waterfalls, up hills, amazing viewpoints and all

Day 251 complete



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