Moleworth Backroad (B8)

Molesworth Road, roughly from Blenheim to Hanmer, mostly gravel.

GPS: -42.085129° 173.270518°

Doc website for Molesworth Road: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-visit/marlborough/south-marlborough/molesworth-station/plan-and-prepare/

Molesworth Road route overvew

Molesworth Road route overview

 

These pix are oriented in a north-to-South driving direction, thus beginning the route in Seddon/Blenheim and driving southwards.

Entrance sign for Molesworth Road, south of Blenheim.

Entrance sign for Molesworth Road, south of Blenheim.

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Awatere Valley views from Molesworth Road.

Awatere Valley views from Molesworth Road.

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Cow at Cow Creek in Awatere Valley

Cow at Cow Creek in Awatere Valley

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The Awatere River as seen from the Molesworth Rd

The Awatere River as seen from the Molesworth Rd

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Old time suspension bridge along the Molesworth road in Awatere Valley.

Old time suspension bridge along the Molesworth road in Awatere Valley.

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Limestone Stream along the Molesworth Road.

Limestone Stream along the Molesworth Road.

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Looking north towards the Awatere Valley along Molesworth Road, Kaikoura Mtns on the right.

Looking north towards the Awatere Valley along Molesworth Road, Kaikoura Mtns on the right.

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Kaikoura Mountains as seen from the Molesworth Road.

Kaikoura Mountains as seen from the Molesworth Road.

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Molesworth Station historic cob cottage

Molesworth Station historic cob cottage

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Stream swimming hole adjacent to the Molesworth cob cottage campsite.

Stream swimming hole adjacent to the Molesworth cob cottage campsite.

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Archeron River along the Molesworth Road.

Archeron River along the Molesworth Road.

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Archeron River swimming hole

Archeron River swimming hole

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Pig Trough picnic area along Molesworth Road

Pig Trough picnic area along Molesworth Road

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Pig Trough suspension footbridge over Archeron River, Molesworth Rd.

Pig Trough suspension footbridge over Archeron River, Molesworth Rd.

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Clarence River from the south end of the Molesworth Road.

Clarence River from the south end of the Molesworth Road.

Clarence River from the south end of the Molesworth Road.

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