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If you like power stations you will love this

Went on a 3 day ride around some of the most beautiful and unspoilt places in NZ and probably the world.

Will post in another thread the ride vid and photos.

http://www.meridianenergy.co.nz/what...hydro-station/

Parked the bike up at Manapouri town and the harbour is called pearl harbour and board the boat.

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Vid of going down the road tunnel to generator hall in the bus.
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https://www.realjourneys.co.nz/en/ex...power-station/

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very strange looking rocks


A real beautiful cruise in to power station.



The intakes for the penstocks of the station as they go straight down to the turbines a couple of hundred metres below.




Entrance to the underground road tunnel


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Phil - up here in North America we stick our right hand out, thumb extended UP, to hitch-hike....

You guys can do it with your hands at your sides...?

Haha, we like to play it low key over here and not sure to much emotion.
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This is a gravel road that was NZ most exspensive road when built because of the isolated nature of where it was built, road was built to be able to land heavy equipment to build the power station.

Right at the end of the vid bus pull up to willmot pass and the down side of the road is the steepest gradiant any bus is allowed to travel on, the gravel/rocks for the road all came out of the dig out for the underground road tunnel.
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