Last month we explored Nelson and this month we are moving 220 km southwest to the West Coast Region.
Often described as an "untamed natural wilderness" the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island is incredibly beautiful and one could stay for months exploring the wilderness and beauty whilst never running out of new and exciting adventures.
I have picked a few weekend destinations however feel free to click on the link and explore further options.
"You can expect things to be different on the West Coast – more real, bigger, much greater than you thought. From the highest of mountains, stunning coastal scenery to abundant rainforests and absolutely everything in between. The world's most accessible glaciers, a UNESCO Heritage area, natural arches big enough to park a truck in, New Zealand's West Coast has so much to offer.
Be prepared to be astounded! This is New Zealand's West Coast.
This is the Untamed, Natural, Wilderness."
An awesome viewing platform is just 4 minutes from the car park and this part of the track is accessible for wheelchairs.
Carry on further to an impressive swing bridge and the granite rocks of the gorge's walls.
For good views further up the gorge, cross the swing bridge and when you come to the end, turn left (straight ahead leads to private farmland). The track continues for another 200m through the bush to another viewing platform with looking out to the gorge upstream of the bridge."
Deluxe RV Group