Planning is key when you live on a 40,000ha station
bordered on one side by a lake, surrounded by snowy peaks,
and the only road in is at least an hour's drive. Sarah
Harvey experienced isolation and working life at Mt Nicholas
As summer weather makes motorcycling trips a more
comfortable option, Peter MacKenzie gets a few kilometres
under his belt with trips around the South. Today, it's a
round road trip to the high, dry Maniototo.
The owners of Mt Nicholas Station might not be too keen on
having thousands of cyclists riding through their piece of
paradise, but if a national cycleway goes ahead they believe
they might as well benefit from it.