• May 2017

    Another busy summer has whizzed by.We have had lots of 4WD people staying for two night this summer. We welcome people who would like to stay and enjoy the many walks/tramps in the foothils of Canterbury and the Rakaia gorge …

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  • August 2016

    We have had a fairly mild winter here in Canterbury, some hard frosts which generally result in clear sunny days. The ski fields are struggling to keep enough snow. I have had a couple of weeks skiing at Mt Olympus …

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  • Ida Downs End Summer April 2016

    Another summer has come to an end. The days are drawing in with nice sunny weather during the day.

    We have had 4x4ing people staying this summer. They have had a great time exploring the Lake Coleridge and Whitcliffes area.…

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  • January 2016

    Another year has rumbled past and life does not get any slower as we get older, or so it seems.

    I have finally learnt how to edit the Ida Downs website and add new blogs. Mike and I had  a …

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  • Ida Downs Update

    Mike and Karen have just sold their High Country journeys 4×4 self drive trip which they have owned and run for over 20 years. We started the 4×4 trip when we lived in the Lake Coleridge high country at Ryton …

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