Sometimes there is nothing quite like taking a Sunday drive. No walks – well none of any great exertion but just soaking up scenery, taking roads less traveled and discovering a part of the country you haven’t really seen before – even when it is in your own backyard.
I’m sure we’re all guilty of it – those farm roads you see or back roads that might take a little longer to get you from A to B.
Our Sunday drive was down to Lake Kaniere,
around the back of the lake to Dorothy Falls
and up into the Kokatahi Valley.
It was a stunning drive – a drive of contrasts with lake, river, mountain, native bush and lush farmland. This is dairy farming country and how lucky are these farm animals! What a place to call home.
The drive was also filled with ever-changing weather adding to the atmosphere of the views.
Our ever observant photographer also found these little beauties hiding out – weathering the storm perhaps.
Eventually we ended up at the Hokitika Gorge – yet another stunning area even deeper inland in the Kowhitirangi Valley. This involved a short walk, our only real exertion for the day, but you’ll have to wait for the next installment for more on that……..
Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth. They enjoy getting out and about exploring the many wonders that help make up the West Coast of the Southern Alps, named one of the top ten regions to visit in the world by Lonely Planet – there is something for everyone.