"Guide River" Molesworth Things to Do Tip by Kakapo2

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  Twisted and lifted landscape along the Guide River
by Kakapo2

The confluence of the Acheron and the Guide Rivers is 20 kilometres north of the Acheron Accommodation House.

The Guide River was another route for stock movement between the Awatere and Acheron Valleys. This route leads over Barefell Pass.

There is a good lay-by and track a bit away from the road, with a Guide River sign, near the confluence of Guide and Acheron Rivers. It is a great spot for a break. Walk down to the bank high above the river, there are fantastic twisted rock formations ? evidence of how many earthquakes along the faultline have tortured the land. You also can explore the flora very well. However, borage and sweet briar are the dominant plants here. At the foot of the hills on the other side of the river borage creates a blue band in the barren landscape.

Here I also found the skeleton of a perfectly preserved mollymawk, the white bones and the long brown feathers.

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  • Written Apr 14, 2009
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