Photos of Northwest South Island

After several days of Internet problems, I’ve finally uploaded a set of photos from over a week ago which cover our travels on the northwest part of the South Island of New Zealand. This collection includes photos from the campground at Franz Josef Glacier (the town), up the beautiful western coast of New Zealand, through the Buller Gorge up to St. Arnaud and Lake Rotoiti, and then our many stops during two days exploring the Golden Bay area. You can read more about the trip in this post.

Along the way, we stopped at the town of Hokitika (which is home to many jade carving stores), the beautiful Pancake Rocks (unique rocks of limestone with layers of mud between stacked and found on the shoreline), and Cape Foulwind (where we saw fur seals, and ran into some more sailing friends, and put “Tahina” on the beach). We stopped at Lake Rotoiti and did a nature walk and saw a few birds. Then, after a night’s rest in Nelson area, we did two days at Golden Bay.

Highlights at Golden Bay were first the stop at the top of the mountains in Abel Tasman at Hawkes Point, then the beautiful beach of Wharariki (which we managed to visit at low tide), then Farewell Spit, Pupu Springs, and finally Split Apple.

Check out the slideshow to see all of these wonderful sights:


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