South Island: The Queen Charlotte Track

Our last day on the South Island and we had booked to walk a section of the Queen Charlotte Track, being ferried out and back by Cougar Line water taxis of Picton. There were no mix ups with the booking for this water taxi and we were sitting on the wharf waiting to go onto […]

South Island: Karamea to Westport

A short drive today down from Karamea to another Marram house, this time just out of Westport at Carters Beach. Today’s walk was on the Charming Creek Walkway, accessible just behind the coal works at Hector. The first section of track follows the old railway line that was used to facilitate coal extraction from further […]

South Island: The Heaphy Track & Oparara Basin

We got a fair bit of walking down today, even though the weather wasn’t the best with occasional showers getting more frequent as the afternoon wore on. Driving north from Karamea we headed towards the start of the Heaphy Track, passing farmland seemingly populated more by pukeko and weka than cows and sheep. We were […]

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