From Darfield I took the Inland Scenic Route, 72. It passes through several interesting wee villages and Glentunnel was one of these places that obviously had a very busy time in earlier days of settlement. It had this beautiful little public library building.
And the plaque by the old stables told about the mining past.
I had thought I might do a walk here, but it was across private land, and had a closed sign on it.
I next took a side-road up to Lake Coleridge and saw the power station with all the intake pipes.
My next place to explore was Rakaia Gorge, and when I arrived I decided I would check out the campground. And oh what a view I have for the night!
There was a walkway which gave some other views from on high.
And you see the wide bend the river took before going more narrowly through the gorge.
Back in the campground I am enjoying the view as the shadows gradually fall on the river. Night all. I think I will be able to do some stargazing this evening from my tent...