Of all the places I have visited in New Zealand, the West Coast and specifically Haast
is one place where if a dinosaur stomped out onto the road, it would be no surprise!
After visiting Jacksons Bay I headed back inland and then headed further South on a gravel road
which followed the Jackson River, through forests that have remained untouched for centuries
fck ‘Treebeard’ & the hobbits… these forests are the real deal!
ps: nice to arrive to Punakaiki and a house with decent wifi!
Had a 5 hour drive, mostly in rain, over Haast Pass to stay in the Haast township,
one of the few places in New Zealand to have no cell phone coverage at all!
Did a great drive, as far South as it is possible to go on the West Coast to Jackson Bay…
Showers of rain would come & go… and the quality of light was magic!!
Had some delicious blue cod for lunch in a tiny cafe here,
while I waited for another rain shower to pass…