Tag Archives: South Westland

Exploring the Wonders of South Westland – Mahitahi River Valley

Stephen and I are fortunate to see and do some pretty special things in our time exploring the West Coast and a recent visit to beautiful Bruce Bay  is definitely up there and added to that list of special things … Continue reading

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Waiting for Whitebait – Jacobs River, South Westland

We load up the whitebait gear and travel to site Almost time to wait for whitebait The stands are lowered and secured in place Almost time to wait for whitebait The stand is ready and nets are set we sit and … Continue reading

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Bruce Bay and the Drive Home

One final leg to get home after our trip down south last weekend. We spent the night at Bruce Bay in South Westland – about an hour north of Haast and 40 minutes south of Fox Glacier. After awaking to … Continue reading

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Bruce Bay, South Westland, West Coast of the Southern Alps

With a recent trip away to Central Otago and coming home a day earlier than planned we broke our drive up with a night at the beautiful Bruce Bay in South Westland. Did a short stop on the edge of … Continue reading

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Okarito – 3 mile lagoon beach walk

ok so don’t hold me to this but Okarito is possibly one of my favourite places on the West Coast.  I know what you’re thinking, didn’t you say that about Reefton – no wait Granity or was it Cape Foulwind … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Gillespies Beach and Lagoon

Stephen and I are making the most of our time in South Westland and we’re heading out to Gillespies Beach. Neither of us have never been here before so even the drive is an adventure. I don’t know why, but … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Mountain biking the Faultline

Swish, swoop, hoot, holler, twist, turn – wahoo!  That is the sound of four mountain bikers whipping their way down the Faultline track at Franz Josef.  There is something for everyone in Glacier Country – and mountain biking is not … Continue reading

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South Westland Gems – Lake Matheson

Day 2 of our long weekend to South Westland and we’re off to Lake Matheson to try our luck with the camera. The Lake is famous for its reflection photos of Mt Cook and Mt Tasman but you need near … Continue reading

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South Westland and Its Little Gems – Okarito

If you mention South Westland most people think of glaciers – Franz Josef and Fox Glacier. These are great icons of the West Coast particularly of South Westland but there is so much more to offer in this beautiful part … Continue reading

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Okarito and its moon river

Moon River, wider than a mile, I’m crossing you in style some day. Oh, dream maker, you heart breaker, wherever you’re going I’m going your way. Two drifters off to see the world. There’s such a lot of world to … Continue reading

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