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Snowkite RTW trip. NZ -Australia

Postby ravil » Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:01 am

made snowkite trip to NZ and Australia.
Snowkiting in Australia.
I was there Sep 26 -Oct3. All days were windy. Wind range was one day 12mph , two days 40mph and all rest about 20mph.
Lift up at Thredbo resort by Kosciouszko Express 37aud. It's better to take T-bar also but it will cost you much more. Walk right to valley.If you don't want to kite very strong turbulence walk up about 1 mile to pass. The wind becomes much better and less about 25%. The terrain is incredible by scale and variety of landscape.
I used Ozone Access 6m for kiting in rock teethes with huge turbulence and Hyperlink 9m for more safe areas or in wind shadows. Kited several times to the summit of Mt Kosciouszko 2228m by different routes and along Snowy River.
Locals are very friendly. The FB group is Kosi kiters.
Places to stay
Jindabyne town Backpackers from 35AUD but you have to drive about one hour and YHA Backpackers in Thredbo village 70 AUD. Also you have to pay National Park fee 29AUD per day.
Pics are here https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 6c7efbcc99

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 6c7efbcc99

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Re: Snowkite RTW trip. NZ -Australia

Postby rvrrat » Mon Oct 16, 2017 6:56 pm

Love the pics. Looks like a real fun trip. Maybe someday!

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ravil
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Posts: 46
Joined: Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:13 am
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: Volga river
Favorite Beaches: Blagovechenskaya, Anapa Black Sea,
Hurgada, Dahab Egypt Red Sea Dillon Lake, Powder Mts,
Style: old school
Gear: ozone in winter
f-one in summer
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Kazan city
Contact:

Re: Snowkite RTW trip. NZ -Australia

Postby ravil » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:11 pm

New Zealand snowkiting in South Island.
I was there from Aug 26 -Sep 24. Kited almost all days at Snowfarm spot snd two days at Old Woman Range Hut spot OWR. Thanks to Cris Steart for inviting. The kite was Ozone Hyperlink 9m. Missed only a few very strong wind days but there was no visibility anyway.
Snowfarm. Park and ride. The spot is very scenic. Rolling hills in different shapes, cornices continue till Mt Pisa summit 1964m.
The scale is not so huge as in Australia.n Snowy Mts but delivers a lot of kite fun. You never be bored here.
Much less hazards as rock teeth comparing to Australia.
As an option you can stay a night in Bob Lee Hut 35nzd. There is no power but it has wood heater, stove and dishes and toilet. It's about 4km from Snowfarm parking lot.
You can do also circulated ride around Snowfarm resort property. It takes a day. It's prohibited to enter to Snowfarm land so stay out of fence all the time.
The fees.
Snowfarm access road fee 10nzd each visit.
You have to pay also 50 nzd per month to local guy who owns the land next to Snowfarm.
Best place to stay is Wanaka. Hostels start from 30nzd or in Snowfarm resort about 150nzd.
OWR spot has hard access but no fees. You have to walk up about hour and half or use quad. The terrain is huge but more flat than Snowfarm.
You can stay a night at OWR Hut. It has a heater, beds, toilet but you have to bring your own fire woods.
Nearest town to stay is Cromwell but I stayed in Queenstown 30nzd.
Snow coverage was excellent at both spots.

Locals are friendly and very often famous in kite world.
They have two groups in fb Queenstown Wanaka snowkiters (closed group) and Southern Lakes Snowkiters

https://m.facebook.com/ravil.muslyumov/ ... =bookmarks

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