A horse-powered charity fundraiser trotting up the South Island could have motorists thinking they have driven back in time.
The cavalcade will be on the road for more than a month, testing the stamina of both horses and riders.
About 30 horses and as many people are on the road, raising money for the Lion Rescue Helicopter which they say does a lot for horse people in the back country.
Five wagons and saddle-sore riders are taking six weeks to plod from Bluff to Picton. Link (with video)