First up epic trip report Method. As hot and dry as Australia always seems to look from across the ditch, you guys have some cool terrain hidden up your sleeve! Great stuff.
Zenhugh if you are looking for some touring partners for when you are in the South Island of NZ send me a message as there is small but dedicated crew of splitters getting around who would be more than happy to show you round some zones. Winter is not far away away down here!
That is kind offer. I will PM you. I am hoping good early start to season so there is good snow in NZ as I will be in Q'twn from 3rd till 15th. I prefer to go later as I know your season starts a bit later there. I'm used to Siberia now where we have no shortage of snow starting october through till April.
Hey Firstlight, I have booked into a 2 day tour to Mt Bogong with Vicalps on 4th and 5th of August and then may just stay the week in omeo and do some sidecountry/backcountry riding from Hotham. If you are there around this time send me a PM on here and we can catch up.