Welcome Change at Blackmore Station!
The Farmlander published a special feature article on Welcome Rock Trails, about the tribute that Tom O'Brien has paid to the history of the area with this new venture. To read the article online please CLICK HERE.
Photos by Mickey www.micimage.com
Like it’s namesake Welcome Rock deserves a bit of recognition and an explanation as to how it all began. While we already had some interpretation on the rock, the harsh elements took their toll and wore away the memoirs of the earliest pioneers.
We’ve decided to reinstate those precious thoughts and traditions by making these new signs describing our forefathers story........ and of course bring back the whiskey to warm the cockles of your heart.
Be part of this journey and help us continue the legacy of our past.
Interpretation of the photo: Welcome Rock Whiskey - Legend has it that a whiskey bottle was always hidden at Welcome Rock to aid those who were in need to keep warm in this cold and exposed spot. We welcome those who visit the Rock who are in need of and who have hairs on their chest (or want hairs) to find, sip and return this brew.
Welcome Rock Trails - Garston Southland NZ.................Secluded Accommodation, Hiking and Biking!
Located less than an hour south of Queenstown, Welcome Rock Trails is a private high-country station offering accommodation, hiking, mountain bike riding and amazing sightseeing. Our snowboarding season had just wound up down here in the Southern Hemisphere and we were looking for other adventures around this beautiful part of the world. Jen learnt about Welcome Rock Trails awhile back and we knew it was a place we wanted to visit.
Read more: The Snow Chasers discovers at Welcome Rock Trails.
Biking Welcome Rock and Roaring Lion Trail By Richie
This was about to be my first overnight bike trip with my partner and novice biker Ashley… Maybe I was a little bit nervous. I figured as long as her tyres were pumped, a seat at the correct height and I was carrying most of the gear, we would be just fine!........ READ MORE FROM RICHIE HERE!